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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 18, 1951
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1981 Missco's Whistle "Footers Asking Coaches to Criticize—It Helps Them Generally speaking, basketball officials are the most abused of all athletic arbiters but apparently this fact doesn't bother Mississippi County's men In striped shirls. They're practically begging for criticism. The right kind, of course. U all started two years p.go when > handful of basketball officials got together and decided to form th« Mississippi County Basketball Officials Association to promote better officiating in tho county and try to create a better relationship betw«en officials and schools. The Idea met with mixed reac- Mons. Most coaches at first looked at it coldly. They were afraid ol a "union" and didn't much cater to the Idea of organization. Some officials, too, shied away. They thought it was Just someone's dream and or Just another social organization to Join. But this didn't stop that handfull of determined officials. They went ahead with they're plans and proved to one and all that the organization was Just what they said It was, for the promotion of better officiating The officials met twlc« a month •nd at each meeting they discussed nothing but rules and their interpretations. They invited coaches to meet with them and before the season was over, they won the fa- Tor of practically every coach In the county. 23 Belong Now Th« next year more officials carn« mto the fold and this year there are some 23 whistle looters taking parl in the organization. Trw officials are still meeting every other Monday night and they're still discussing rules. There is never a meeting goes by but what there Isn't a genernl rule discussion. The result—a more uniform interpretation of ths rules. Thte year, the officials came up with » brand new Idea on how to further Improve their officiating. They have asked every coach thnt uses Mississippi County referees to •ubmlt criticism after every game. The Moociatlon has printed n list of J«ulU on self addressed postal card* and distributed them among ooach««. After 'each game, the eoach is wked to rate the officials he i«d and check what, in his opinion. »r« their faults. The cards •re then mailed to the association where on the next meeting night the» faults are called to' the attention of the various whistle blow- and ways of correcting them are discussed openly. The rating and fault system, to far, is meeting with much response, according to noy Stobaugh of Wilson, the association's president who himself oncn was a coach. Most any way because by Improving of- coachcs are willing to cooperate In ficlatlng they are Improving their own game: The Mississippi County Association Is one of the few of Its kind In the stnte, and It has been commended a number of times by the Arkansas Athletic Association for its work. But what pleases the officials the most Is knowing that the objectives set up by the association at Its organtwUlonul meeting two years ago are being met . As proof, Ihe monkey-suited men have testimonies from veteran coaches of the county that the grade of officiating In the county has improved nearly 100 per cent. And In its two years of existence, not a single case of an aftor-the- game clash between a coach and an official has been reported to the as- soclatlnn. That's quite a tribute to a group of fellows who are such a vital part of a great gnme yet who receive so little credit. . . . } apooses Defeat Caruthersviile Jones Leads Juniors To 49-43 Victory; B Team Triumphs Blylhevllle'« Papooses himtf lip heir third victory of the young season hs-rc last night by whipping the ^iruihersvllle, Mo., Juniors 49-43, The victory gave Ihc Paps a clean weep for the night. In a preliminary name Ihe Paps' B team de- 'eatcd Caruthersvllle 46-18. Guard Bobby Jones led Ihe !'nps o their win, swishing n points hrougn the net. Clarence Hall "hipped in with a lot of help with 0 poInU and Danny fJobb got eight. Johnson wan high for Caruthrrs- Ille with 15 points and MeClana- lan scored 14. The Bamn was close In the early quarters but the Paps pulled away n the Inst half and at one time held an 11 point lead. In the B came, the Paps had little trouble. Langston, Black. Slaney and Hyde each scored eight points to lead Ihe attack. Tonight the Paps go lo Manila for a game. A Game rthcrsville Pos. Blylhrvllle ohnson (15) , F (10) Hall WcC'han (14). P <8> Conb Wells (8) ... C (2) shanks McOlll (2) .... G (171 Jones ; r>ok (<) G (2) Akers Substitutions: Caruthersviile — La Forge. Blythevllle — Edgmon (8). Fisher (2). B Oame Odds 'n Knds— Coarh Hnkem McKeel of Ix-aeh- vllle says thai Puxlco, Mo., lias (lie jri-e.ilest high school basket hall (earn he ever saw. After his I.lniH wer« shellacked 10H-55 by the IndEan.s, Jinkem conirnenlrd: "Not a college team In ArkanKa* coitlcl have hcalen t b e m that nielit." . . . Bill (Bin) Wlincler- llch, the cx-Chlck whn player! the last two seasons at Columbia Military Academy, has received * football scholarship to Vander- bllt . . . And just In case anyone is doubtful about Tommy Spiers' fnnlball flinging ability, ('uaeh Dukle Speck of Osccola has come up wllh thin set of stntfslfcs: In 12 gamex last sen- son, Tom tbrew IRS passes, of wlileh 110 were completed, 25 for touchdowns. And he ntllt found time to score 64 points • himself.-. . . Ouachita College Votes To Quit Subsidization AJWCADELPHIA, ArX. (AP)—Ouachita Baptist College, making a itoong bid to regain Ha accreditation, has outlawed the subsidization of afrhlntie.. Acting President H. A. Haswell announced yesterday that the church school's board of Trustees had voted unanimously to ban special concessions for athletes and to withdraw from contention for the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference football championship. However. Haswell, who also is president of the AIC, said Ounchlta would continue to hold its conference membership and would seek championships in all other sporU. Haswell sniri the board action followed recommendations of Its special Athletic Advisory Committee. He addiHl that the board hnd the support of both students and organized alumni. The president said the full effect of Ouachlta's action on the AIC 1952 football schedule was not clear, and that he had called a conference meeting (or next Sat- lurday at Little Rock Junior College. Athletics One Reason "Athletics was one of the three basic reasons affecting the decision of the North Central Association last spring to drop Ouachita from its list of accredited colleges." said Haswel! in a statement. "In my estimation, the decision of the committee will remove any criticism which XCA micht have concerning our athletic procram. while at the same time It will make pos eible a program which the college can finance." The Athletic Advisory Committee recommendations included: 1. "That any form of subsidization of athlete? solely as athletes by the collrce or any organized group he discontinued. 2. "That Ouachita promote Intercollegiate football: plavlns In so far as posslblo. teams of schools havjne similar programs and of comparable size and strength. 3. "That . . . the revised manual of accreditation of the N T CA be followed in all matters of athletic policy" The NCA manual states that athletes mint not b? favored above other students in grants of financial aid or scholarships. Students F.ivor Move Haswell jp.ld that the student body voted: 337 for non-subsidized foothill: 6 for full subsidization, and rj for dropping the sport. Ann the Arkartflphta Booster Club. l?ad- er o: the state booster organ!™- '• tmn, arloptori a formal statement to \ the effect that H would support any ! notion that, the committee might < take, the portent said. j Haswell expressed Interest in a I fupsestlon offered recently by Ivan ! drove, athletic director of Henrlrix | Col!r. C c i n conway. that a confer- j en« of schooh which do not sub- Urtlze athletes he organized in this area. I "1 would welcome » league of non-subsldiwd schools In this r«- 'Klon." taM Harwell. He pointed out that Hendrljc. Ouachita and probably Arkansas College and the College of the Ozark* might be eligible for the league. Hcndrlx, a Met'hodW school, dow not subsidize athletics, Arkansas College, which docs not compete In football, the College of the Ozarks. are supported by the Presbyterian church. All are 'members of the AIC. Haswelt admitted that Ouachita's decision to stop hiring athletes probably was spurred by Ihe school's disastrous 1051 grid record. Oim chltn lost all of Us 10 games. Mickey Mantle Plans to Marry MIAMI, Okla. (.7"| — New Yor] Yankee baseball . player Mlcke; Mantle and his high school sweet heart, Merlyn Johnson, obtained marriage license today. Members of their families de cllned to say when or where th> couple would be married. Both llv. in nearby Commerce. The 20-year-old Mantle is spend ing the winter at his home recuper atin? from a knee injury suffere' in last fall's world serie.s. C'lhcrM/llle Hill (6) .... Laye (5) .. Young .... 'ook (2) ... ilayflcn <S) Pos. . F .. . F.. . . C... O O Blythevllle (BJ Langston .. (2) Hodge ... (B) niaek .... (8) Hyde (4) Nail Substitutions: Caruthersviile — Troy. Colge. nlythcville — Koonce c«), Gee (2), Stanley (8), Herron. Welch Loses Temper and TagMatch f Too Roy Welch, the wrestling veteran who believes rules are made to be observed, hnd x new experience In the . American Legion bouts Memorial Auditorium lasl night He was disqualified and 11 cost htm and Lee Fields a victory. Welch was waved from the ring. In the third tall of last night's tag uoul feature after he had launched a fistic 'attack on Referee Bad FJoy Brown. It nil happened in the final am deciding full of the ' Welch am Fields' bout with Dill Canny nud Elrile Malone. Fields, lying on Ihe rnal, was applying his favorite hold the. Oklahoma Jnck knife, to Malone but Referee Brown cnuntcc Fields out. because his shoulders were to Hie mat. The enraged Welch Jumped Ink Ihe rlngrnnrl argued that Fields shoulders weren't touching the mat Brown argued back, Welch got mad tier and lists started flying, A few minutes later a bloody Brown gav Canny and Malone the decision and the match. At the lime of the. flare-up, ttr rounds were all even. Malone am Canny had won Ihe first fall In 1 minutes but Welch ami Fields too! the second In six and a half mil: tiles. In the preliminary bouts. Maloti won over Fields In 12 minutes wit body slums nnd a pin and Wolc bent Canny In 10 minutes with body pin. lllini Arrives In California Chicks, Paps Set To Invade Manila Tribe Seeking 5th Straight Win; Juniors After No. 4 Coach Jimmy Fisher's ChickaBaws go after their fifth consecutive victory tonight when they take on the Manila ".ions in the Manila High School gym., The game will be Ihe feature of *• - '. . cloubleheader between Manila and Blylhevllle teams.. In a preliminary ame scheduled for 7 o'clock, Jlythevllle's Junior Papooses will cet the Manila Junior Lions. The Chicks are expected to have Ittle trouble in getting by the Lions. Coach W. T. Shockley's nggrega- lon has hart lt,s share of lough luck his year and so far has found the •Ictory roaci a little hard to travel. According to reports Manila has •ne of the weakest teams In Its history this year but the young team s Improving rapidly. The Chicks will be at full strength 'or tonight's battle. Robert Harrl- ion, their only Injured member, Is hack In the lineup and Is expected .o see plenty of action against the ^lons. Harrison was sidelined for two weeks due to injuries to both ankles. This will be the Chicks final game before the Christmas holidays. They will take 10 days off' after tonight's game, returning to iractlce Dec. 27. The Chicks are not scheduled to return to action until Jan. 1 when hey take part In Arkansas state College's annual Invitational tournament. Coach Harold Stockton's Juniors NEW YORK. W/—It's getting sJ- nost monotonous the way Los An- :elefi and Cleveland keep winding ip on top or the pro lootball Btand- ngs, but we'll guarantee the playofl :ame next Sunday won't be, . . . This Is the third straight year the Rams have topped their division nd the second for the Browns In heir two years in the league. will be seeking their fourth victory or the season and their second In row tonight. They have lost but one game this season and that was to Humes of Memphis last week. List night, the Juniors defeated Carulhersvlllc 49-43. A magazine which specializes In facts and ideas" recently publish- d an article putting a rather se- 'ere blast on football. . . . Among ither things it quoted the famous manifesto of president Andrew D. Vhite of Cornell when the 1873 earn was invited to play Michigan Cleveland: "I refuse to allow 0 men to go 400 miles merely to ifiitate a bag of wind." . . . The editors, eager to touch all angles, icldressed a copy of the mag to 'President Andrew D. White. Cornell University. Ithaca. N.Y.." with a request for his comments on the Osceo/o W/'ns Pair of Gomes From Luxora OSCEOLA— Osceota High School's br.skctball teams swept a doubleheader from Lnxora here last night. The boys were victorious by a 49- nresident. served from 1867 to 1385. He died in 1918. 10th not 34 score and the girls won 44-22. For the girls, it was their consecutive win. They have been beaten this season. Katie Watson led the girls to victory with 22 points while Mann and Cone each scored 10. Cockrell was high for Llixora with 13. Harvey Lee Hill scored 36 points to pace the Semlnoles to Iheir wi: It was Ihe Tribe's best showing of thn season as they hit from nil angles. Boys' Game Osccola pos. Luxora Dliclos <2> ... F. .. (6) Towles Greene (4) ... P. ... (6) Bamcj Hill C!6) C. .. <2> Stovall Wcinberg (6) O o) white Chiles (1) ... O. .. (9) Williams Substitutions: Osceola—B. Rose. Burch. C. Rose. Burns. Cole. Little Phillips. Luxora—Tate (4>, Bennett Tucker (2), Johnson, Gentry, and liarch (1). Girls' Game Mann (101 Watson (22) Cone (101 . Dunn .... Kendrick .. Lowe Substitution Pos. P. . P. . P. a. a. . o. Luxora (13> Cockre . (4) M. Clark .... (2) Lewi? B. Clark ... Rlchardsoi Smltl — Osceola—Weatherford, Delancy Hartley (2). Wooten. Pepper and Rine. Luxora — Walker tl). Petty (S>. C?.rr, Leigh D. Clark. Firsl Co-«l Collrge Obcrlin Institute, now Obcrlln College, Oberlm. Ohio, opened Dec. 3. 1833, with an enrollment of H sturicnls. ol whom 29 were men and 15 women, makins It Ihe flrsl 100 per cent cn-pciuradonnl college in the United States, PASADENA. Calif. (,?)-The 1111- ols football squad, headed by Coach H-ay Eliot, moves Into the immediate Rose Bowl picture today. The lllini are due in by 'train from the Midwest. Illinois already has been named the favorite by seven points or more. The Stanford learn is nol due until Dec. 26. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Morse, the. Painter Samuel Finley Breese Morse, the inventor of the telegraph, also was a noted portrait painter, accord- Inc to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Rat Tapeworms Soon May Be Under Control LOS ANGELES MV-The Univer sity of California reports "ver promising" progress In attempts t< control the Irichinella ami rat tape worm parasites. Efforts are being concentrated rindlnf n way In which the para- Sports Roundup HUGH FULLERTON, JR. Magazine Talk rtlcle. . White, Cornell's first Short Snnrtj Don Branby, Colorado's two-time All-Big Seven' end. may be the first Colorado alhlete since Whizzer White to win the varsity letters. . John Derr, the North Carolina iinoothie. is the new CBS radio director. Red Barber as- the title of counselor on Although Michigan L STILL FLYING — Pfc. Ted Farwell of the Air Force will represent the United States in the Winter Olympics, hard by Oslo, Norway, Feb. 14-25. Farwell is to train at the Mountain Home Air Force Base, Ida. -He holds the national ski mark in cross-country and classic combined, boasts a record jump of 252 feel. (Air Force photo from NEA) St. John's Voted Nation's Top College Cage Team Kentucky Not Convinced—Wildcats Whip Redmen 81-40 After Voting By JOHN CHANDLER NEW YORK (AP)—St. John's University of Brooklyri-, was rated the No. 1 college basketball team in the country* today in the weekly Associated Press poll, but you can't tell that to the University of Kentucky. M/ss/ss/pp/ State Edges 4SC64fo63 JONESBORO, Ark. My-An underdog crew of Arkansas State College Indians couldn't hold off a late rally by Mississippi State last night and dropped a 61-63 basketball decision. The Arkansaus led at the end of each of the first three quarters, and held a one-point lead with three seconds left in the game. Then Forward Owens sank two free shots to give Mississippi State the victory. Indians Oscar Noreuil and Ray Scott had kept the high-flying home club out in front with TO anci 19 points respectively, but It was Nor- ports sume.s sporU. State's football team wasn't eligible 'or bowl bids, ten of its players will take part in post-season football contests. ... If Three Rings wins he Hoynl Palm Handicap at Hia- enh and thus becomes the first lorse in history to win four compe- 'tive runnings of Ihe same stake, will his owner. Mrs. Evelyn Hopkins, lave to change his name to "Four Brass Rings"? . . . Exterminator did win the Saratoga Cup four times, but one was a walkover. Knrl of Ihe Line Comment frnm a small Midwestern city about the proposed change in baseball's high school rule to permit the signing of kids In school: that different than having countless sports goods' salesmen and officials take the boy oil in corner and sell him on this team or that with both accepting the conversation as a deal?" When high school authorities in West York Pa., questioned citizens about the athletic situation, a lot of the people wanted lo know if they planner to stage football games between band performances. The looters must be better than the hooters. nil win The Lincoln highway In more than 3300 miles long. sites energy-building activities differ from those of the host. At this point the parasite could be attacked and destroyed. The trichlnella. which causes mn.scular known as trichinosis, is said lo be giving discomfort to some 21 million Americans. Ra tapeworm Is sometimes found ii man but. more often in the Intestinal tract of rats. who made possible. Mississippi State's The Mississippi crew got the ball as time was running out and a double foul was called on Noreuil give Owens his'charity losses. Forward Vance led Mississippi State's attack with 25 points. It was the second time that the Mississippi school has beaten Arkansas State this year. Votes of the nation's sports writers and sportscasters were cast over the week-end, and the weekly poll closed Monday afternoon, several hours before Kentucky and St. John's met at Lexington, Ky. The Wildcats slaughtered the Redmen, 81 U> 40. A total of 103 ballots were received, and St. John's got 36 first piace Votes lo only 15 for Kentucky, which was ranked No. 1 a week ago. St. John's, which had won five straight games Up until the Kentucky debacle, was No. 2 a week Vgo. The voting obviously was influenced by Kentucky's upset defeat at the hands of Minnesota last week 61-57. St. John's had thumped Rhode Island State Saturday night, aa-62. Illinois, a favorite for the Big Ten crown, St. Louis University and Kansas State remained the No. 3, and 5 teams in that order-same last week. Kansas State was bounced out of the undefeated class "asl week by San Francisco, 55-52. Last night. Kansas state trounced Hamline, 92-1.3. St. I.ouls Beaten SI. Louis, another untarnished team when the voting closed, was taken over the hurdles last night by Wisconsin 55-54. There \vere a few other switches In the top 10, but the only one lo drop out was La Salle, which skidded from ninth place a week ago to 12th. Indiana, eleventh last week, moved up to the No. 6 place, on th« strength of a thrilling 57-5S triumph over Wyoming. Kansas, a 58-57 winner over Southern Methodist, moved up from No. 8 to No. 7. The University of Washington Huskies, which won • pair from California last week, 6052 and 65-43, dropped from No. • to No. 8. North Carolina Btate. defeated by Texas Tech earlier In the week, 63-62, won over Eastern Kentucky Saturday. 70-58, and moved up a notch to No. 9. Seton Hall. No. 7 last Saturday won over lona Saturday, 70-60, but dropped to the No. lo spot this week. The top JO, with first place votes In parentheses: 1. St. John's <38) 837 2. Kentucky (15) 681 3. Illinois (12) 603 4. St. Louis (3) 471 5. Kansas State (3) 405 6. Indiana (5) ...: 395 7. Kansas (15) 324 8. Washington (4) 309 9. North Carolina State ... .237 10. Seton Hall 228- The second ten: ' .^ 11. New York. University 153 12. La Salle H5 13. Oklahoma A. & M. (4) .. HI 14. Wyoming . ........... 104 15. Minnesota 98 16. Western Kentucky (2) . 94 17. Holy Cross 78 10. Villanova 75 19. Duke 69 20. Notre Daine ec' Arkansas Sportettes— No De-Emphasis Cry Heard In Southern Conference By CARL BELL LITTLE HOCK Wj—De-emphasis of football has become a popular cry in some parts of the nation, but not so much here in th» Southland. Spolding Best College Punter NEW YORK f/P)—Chuck Spalding,-tailback at Wyoming, shaded Des Koch of Southern California as the best college punter for the 1951 football season. Alabama won the team kicking title. Final statistics from the NCAA Service Bureau today showed Spalding p.veraged 43.5 yards on 37 punts, barely beating out "Koch, who booted 33 times for an average of 43.3 yards. NOTICE OF GRANTING OF I.KJITOR ITillMIT Notice is hereby given that Ihe Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has issued a permit No. 222 to L. T. Campbell to sell and dispense vinous or spirituous liquors for beverage at retail on the premises described as: 312 E. Main, Blytheville. Ark. This permit issued on the 1 day of Dec.. 1951. and expires on the The Southern Conference did frown on bowl games. But the Southwest decided its athletics are "in line" and the Southeastern "de- emphasised de-emphasis." Neither of the latter two leagues placed a ceiling on the number of athletic scholarships a member school may award. Both left the impression that bowls are okey riokey. The Southwest's only concession to the NCAA's plea for a reduction the scope of collegiate sports was to top off a few days of spring football practice. The Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference recently banned spring drills. Yet. some members -already are grumbling about it. There's a strong possibility that the ban will be lifted in time for the usual March work. Recruiting an Evil? Another factor which has received attention in the nationwide re-assessment of collegiate sports is the recruiting of athletes. It isn't our place to judge wheth- this practice of rounding up athletes from here and yon is an 30 day of June. 1952. L. T." Campbell. Permittee 12J18-26 Sweet Subslanre Saccharin is one of the numerous by-products of the gasmaker's re- luse. and it is 300 times as sweet as sugar, it is a coal tar derivative. Sleep Better, Wake Up Refreshed, With An... BLANKET light-warm-automatic —«ee your dealer today— Ark-Mo Power Co. Hurry! Christmas Tire Sale! FAMOUS U.S. ROYALS "evil", but sometimes we wonder powerhouses. where It gets a school. Look at University of Arkansas basketball, for instance. Until most recently, Razorback cage teams x were made up exclusively or almost exclusively of Arkansas boys many of whom learned the game i outdoor courts in little backwoods communities. Those Arkansas country boys did right good job for the Razor- ' backs, winning 13 Southwest Conference championships from 1924 through 1950. In some seasons as many as four of them were picked on the All-Southwest first, team. This year, only seven of the 18 cagers on the varsity, roster at Fayetteville are Arkansans. The 56 others were brought in from Louisiana, Texas, Mjssourl, Nebraska, and Florida. Of the 13 freshmen basketballers In Porkerland, six are Arkansas boys and seven from out of the state. Maybe these young men will, eventually, give Arkansas another championship. But last Saturday night they were beaten by 40 points at Mississippi State. A licking like that wa-, unheard of In the days those home-grown roundball Good... Better... Reg. $32.34 800x15 IT. S. 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