The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 10, 1947 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 10, 1947
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.V COURIER NEWS Jdnesboro Wins District Four Title Hurricane Rides To Easy Victory Over • Boy Saturday Night Jonesboro's Golden Hurricanes were crowned District Pour Class A chunpions afted defeating Ihc Dav Yellow Jackets 52 to 30 in the finals of the district touriuiment at LeacM- Vlik Saturday night. The Hurricanes' lead was never contested as they completely outclassed the Yellow Jackets throughout the entire tilt, Charley Stephens. Hurricane forward, papcd his team in points with 15 while Ms team mate Jim Chicks Average 42.6 Points Crackers Have Per Game; Opponents 37.3 c . , ft 1Lr Second Ruth Statistics compiled covering cpurt work done by the Blythevlllc Chicks during the past basketball season show Ihe Coach Dill Godwin's hoopsters won 13 of the 21 games played and amassed a total of 895 points. ' These figures Include records of K.IIUDS played in the Mississippi County tournament.. The total markers sunk during the season break down into an average of 426 points per game. The Chicks' opponents rnn up 785 points against them, an average of 37.3 tallies per tilt. Stafford Top Scorer 1 Team captain Jim Stafford hit the hoop from his forward position fur a grand total of 233 points to and Wallace Moon, Yellow Jacket. forwards, led their team with 12 and 10 points respectively. As runner-up in the district nice:. Bay stands a good 'chance of being Invited to the state meet at Lull" Rock March 13-15. ._ In the Class B tournament ul JLepanto, Brookland captured championship honors by defeating Stanford 45 to 301 Brookland gained entrance to tils final piny by defeating Lepanu, tourney favorites, SG to 43, In the first semi-final game S.iturotiv morning. Stanford defeated Tru- maim 60-51 In the other semi-final' game. Paragould's Junior Girls squeraf.l by Greene County High 21-20 to cop championship laurels of me Junior Girls district tournament v. Bay Saturday night. The stubborn Greene County team matched Paragould point for point ell through the tilt and time ulonj j won the game for the champions • Greene County defeated Dixie 3D to 24 and Paragould eliminated Wcl- ner 21 to U in the semi-finals Saturday to send them to the loiirm-v finals. well, from the other forward spot, iunk 170 points to finish ns'-riin- ncr-iii) with Dudley Hardy credited with chalking up 108 markers. Stalford zoomed to the top as a cage star this year after spending last season in reserve ranks. He played »> 20 of the 21 tilt.-, this season, averaging H.I points per g.ime. Hnrrty Joined the chick squad for the first time this year and saw action In all chick contests, sinking an average of 5-1 points each game. Caldweli milked third in scoring last year with 131 points, boosting his total by 39 markers this year to score an average of 8.5 points per tilt In the 20 games he played. Marlon Gay started off hot this season and while he played, equaled Stafford's scoring average. However, school books proved too heavy n load to carry and Gay was declared Ineligible after eight games. •'County tournament games. Individual Scoring Ki'ccml Here Is the record of Individual scoring this season: Player No Games Average Total " J !aycd Points Points Stafford . Caldweli . Hnuly Gay FYisler Hodge 13. Elliott . Mullln I'. Jeriiinan I' Jcriiigan O'.'iilry Allen J. Elliott .. Simon 20 20 21 8 21 15 .. 21 fl , 7 .. 10 4 2 . 7 2 11.7 ' 8.5 5.1' 11.7 3.1 3.3 2.4 4.5 3.5 2.3 3.0 3.5 0.8 0.0 233 170 108 03 60 50 50 40 25 23 12 7 U 0 .Score by Games Last year, the Chicsk won 15 and lost six, rolling up a total of D58 points for an average of tallies per tilt. Following arc this sea- sod's go me- by-game scores: niythevlllc 3C 47 55 57 45 M 67 4!( 31 •1C 42 32 39 35 SI 58 51 3fl 23 Opponents Osccnolu, 25 Scnath, 30 I-cachville ,47 Qiirrolt, Zli I.ll\or:i, 22 Nctllcton, 22 Cariilhcrsvlllv, Z'i Dell, 22 Hay, 33 Leachvllle, 43 CuruUiersville, 33 Ilaytl. 27 Joncsiiovo, G5 ITnyll, 44 Ncltlctnn, 23 - Helena, 58 . .. Joiic.sfooro, 61) Dell, 33 •Manllu, 41 'Lcachvillc, 61 Bay, 41 Tournament For 4-H Cagers Opens Tuesday 'Pairings for tiic annual Mlssis- slssippi County. 4-H Club basketball tournament, which gets underway at the Gosncll High School gym Tuesday night, were announced tocVay by W. O. Hazelbaker, assistant County 'Agent, i The tuornament, an annual af- lair of the 4-H clubs of the county, will .be divided into t'.vo divisions, A Division 9th to 12lh grades and B Division, 8th grade and under. , 'Both boys and girls tournament will be .double elimination in all brackets and will run for five days with the finals being nlnycd Saturday night March 15. Trophies •»111 be awarded, to first, second and third place .winners la both divisions. In Tuesday njjght's first round play, B division, finds Blackwater 'boys meeting Yariro at 7:00 imd •Lone Oak toys meeting Pawhcen at 7:45. Blackwater girls meet Paw- hecn at 8:80. In the A division the Arrr.orel girls meet Gosneil at 9:15 and at 10:00 the Arniorel boys meet Gosneil. Game and Fish Board to Get Adequate Sum Chicks Finally Get Break From Weather, Hurth Starts Tour By WILLIAM TUCKER (United 1'ress Sports Writer) ATLANTA, Ga., March 10. (UP> — The Atlanta Crackers today hailed a potential new Babe Ruth—pitcher Louis Bush who strode to the plate In Sunday's practice game, pointed dramatically to the left field fence tind smote the ball beyond the indicated barrier according to the Ruth- Ian script. Hush's font of calling his shot as Ruth did In n memorable world scries game at Chicago many yenrs ago highlighted a day of terrific clouting by two squads of Crackers at the Gainesville, Fla,, camp m the best batting display of their training to date. Bush, who came to the Cracker- cm the Sally League | n te last season, also starred in a pltchlii" rote, holding the other side rui'- Icss for the two innings h e worked His team, piloted by Chick Autrv Pacer, Keene to Play Tag With A " Tourne y Team Kolfe, Knielseh MONDAY, MARCH 10, 1947 8h - anbic Orcn Lee Adams, Ray Scotl and Jick Croom, members ot the j Leachvllle High School basketball Pacer and Charlie Kecnc collide' '.vith Joe Wolfe and stocky Kneil- scn tonight on the Legion Arena mat. This booking very nearly stacks up with last week's card except that, Kncllsen will he on hand as Wolfe's grappling helpmate in place of Tommy Ward and will add an extra embellishment of catch-as- calch-can wrestling. While not as scientific as Ward, Knellsen is consistently as rougli as Ward In the tatter's ancry moments. Wolfe is the scientific half of this duo. Wolfe and 1 Pacer will b^ swapping their specialities when they clash in nortlons oi lonlehfs program. Both ex-gridmen of the junior heavyweight tonnage class, these two are adept at springing football tactics such as flying tackles modified (n do tiic "most mat damage, and will provide the scten- tifi". work-outs tonight. K?(me matcher Kncilsen in at Leachville Saturday night. The all-tourney team was chosen as a climax lo the district tournament which saw the Jonesboro Hurricane crowned as champions. Even though their team was eliminated in the semi-finals. Adams. Scott and Croom received one of the highest honors awarded hi the district. The all-tourney team was chosen by the officials along with (he coaches whose teams participated In the tournament. The all-tourney team was chosen as follows: Moon, Bay, Stephens, Jonesboro and Scott, lenchvflle, forwards; Adams. Leachvllle, center; Sloan, Jonesboro, Pierce, Bay Hastings, Marked Tree, cooper Bay, Cioo;n. Leachvllle and IIol- mo.n Jonesboro, guards. Jake Hoi- tnin, Jonesboro guard, was chosen captain, „.,. i "i '^"T," " J •"•"•» iiiiry. KrJpnUiie style as he adheres (o outsluggcd Buddy Bates' squad 10 predominately rngisod methods. He "Y- . , I will tangle with Kneilsen in one A total of 49 players saw action, 0 ' Hie one-fall prelims in a bout rXHMMcd to be all roiiehhoiise. A ?4 of the American Legion at a supper-meeting a t 7:30 tomorrow night nt the Legion Hut. Chicks to Have 12 Lettermen Back Next Fall Boasting twelve lettermen and much more experienced material for their 1947 football season the Blythevllle High School Chlcka- taws will start practice early In Br-plcmbcr, It was announced by Coach Bill Godwin today. "There's n lot of fine material coming up from the' Paps this year", coach Godwin stated, "and along with my returning lettermen •ve should have a pictty good team this fall". The twelve returning lettermen are: Jack Elliott, John Hoover, L. V.'. Filzhugh, J. A. Lloyd, Roy Smith, Bennie Gentry, Lloyd Koontz, Harold Traylor, Billy Bo?) Mlott and Billy Bracey. Billy Wayne McParland, Chick .stalwart back of last year. h as been' appointed captain for the 1941 s:(juad and Harold Traylor, honorable mention all-state back, was appointed co-captain. The chicks will welcome back to their clan Billy Bracey a 1945 ;<.;-' terman who missed action In the 1S46 season due to a broken arui received early last fall. marks the collapse of an economy bloc led through the session by Rep. Heartstll 'Hagon of Port Smith and 'Rep. W. F. Re:tor of Pulaskl County, u was the same group of non-spenders who defeated the Commission's budget on the first vote. Reading for signing, or possibly .,__, _ I already signed into law «t this LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Mar. 10. < reading, is HB 231, a supplemental <U-P)-3onatc Bill 343-a $543,050 appropriation for the Game imd biennial appropriation for the Fisn Commission. It allocates up to Game and Fish Commission -drew 5500,000 a year for the development blanket approval from the Arkan- luul maintenance of public hunting sas House of Representatives this anc i fishing areas by the commis- ;Week. sion. The final step—signature by iGov. T 1 7ec^ v ;s S8 4 0 to^, Il and 0 \rb t n'i| Deafcned N ° W "«" from the upper chamber run the •legislative obstacle course without a stumble—a route that its House counterpart, HB 329, found rough going, last week a 73 to 13 approval in the squad's first nliic-innJng lilt and besides Bush, outfielder Bill 1'nchs and sccond-sacker Len Cross hit for the circuit. First baseman Bruce Konopka, the battine sensation of the camp, continued hi; heavy stick work with a 400-foo' triple. Elsewhere around the Southern Association training circuit: Tiie Memphis Chicks got a brea't from the weather tmd went through a strenuous workout at their Hay St. Louis. Miss., camp. Manager Doc Prothro tried to decide be With Tiny Single Unit Science has now made it possible for the deafened to hear faint sounds. Tt is n hearing device so small that it fits In the hand and was handed the commission request enables thousands to enjoy sermons, in the House, but that majority i music and friendly companionship, wasn't enough for passage. iFor np-1 Accepted by the Council on priation measures a three-fourths'Medicine of the American Medical nuijarity of 15 votes is necessary: Association. This device does not for passage. -And although several require separate battery pack, bat- 'House members indicated' they tery wire, cose or garment to bulge would recall HB 320 for reconsider- or weigh you down. The tone is -— u<~t,lL4C • 1JI,-' tween left-himder Gene Olive nnri right-hander Eddie Murphy for Ills regular first baseman. The Chicks' other regular luflcM- •s—shortstop George Morgan, sec- id baseman Bill Adafr and thfrri- icker Bert Hedge still hadn't nr- ved but were not considered hold- uts. The New Orleans Pelicans tryin-' i get started in their home-town espite a plague of bad weather •Jt in a three hour workout under mny skies. Manager Fred Wa!- •rs tried out three infield comblna- ons, put his hitters through iwi. ours of batting drills and warmed P 10 pitchers. League President Charley Hurth' inner New Orleans front offlco )ss. visited the Pelicans 1 camp on ic first leg of a tour of all South'•n Association camps. At Biloxi down the Gulf Coast le Birmingham Unions hailed thri •rival of first baseman Bob Reid nd divided up their squad for pr.ic- ce games scheduled to start Weil- csduy. Manager Dick Porter \viil atlon, It was dropped like a torrid patato. Instead, on Monday. March ., Hie Senate gave a 32 to 0 voto clear and powerful. So made that you can adjust it yourself to suit your hearing as your hearing changes. The makers of Bcltonc, approving the S543.COO and sending Dopt. 141, 1450 W. 19th St., Chicago 11 to the House And without a 8, III., are so proud of their nchieve- mmutes hesitation '-- '"—' --- ... mid-week, the Representatives came through with their vote, which obviously Jonesboro Aggies Crowned State Champs ' ARKADELPHIA, Ark., Mar. 10.— Coach J. A. TomlinsonV Arkansas State Collcege Indians of Jones- i boro were crowned State College' tcurnameiit champions here Er.t-! urday night after a brilliunt vic- try over the state Teachers Benrs of Conway by a 47 to 35 margin. V Tho champian xndim s uicwcd great improvement in Ihe final [ game over prior tmumv piny while the Bears' flavin.? was far below their tournament standard. in four ye.irs, anu gave Mirki!d Tree their second set back in Die same number of years. ment that they will gladly send free descriptive booklet and explain how you may get a full demonstration of this remarkable hearing device in your own home without risking a penny. Write Beltone today. Marianna.GirJs Cop State Championship •FARAGOULD, Ark., March 10. A well coached Marianna. Ark, • girls team, defeated only once "in! the past two years, marched to the state girls' basketball championship here Saturday night, 30-26. By coincidence. Marianna's onlj loss out of 67 games was to .Marked Tree in the state finals at Marion, Ark. last year. Marianna's win dethroned the i Squaws, moving them from the champion's chair for the first time CATEWOOD GROCERY Ark.-Mo. State Line on the left at the Arch Phone 975 7 Crown Kinsey Schenley Philadelphia Three Feathers Hill & Hill Old Taylor Four Roses . Beer V- n. 1.35 1.35 1.35 1.35 1.35 1.40 n 2.65 2.65 2.65 2.65 2.65 2.75 4.35. 2.85' fill! 4.15 4.15 4.15 4.15 4.15 4.40 6.90 4.50 per case $1.35 16.8c; Ethyl 18.8c Cigarettes per carton $1.45 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING completely different style will ap- peiir in the other prelim, as Wolfe and Pncer meet to exchange their scientific maneuvers. Free Toss Wins Crown For Capital Basketeers JONESBORO, Ark., Mar. 10— A rouple of free throws in the last minute imd n half of play gave E-isl Side of Little Rock n 32 to 30 victory over Trumaim Saturdav piuht for the Arkauyjj; junior high ' boys' championship, rrumami kept the Irad throughout the first three periods but in the final seven minutes of play, ast Side jumped Into the lead with three and a i ia lf minutes to go the rcorc was knotted at 30-all a nd t!iere it remained unti: the pair of iharity tosses decided the issue. World Series To Be Shown ^t Legion Hut Tomorrow Movies of the 1940 World Series and the All-Star game will be rf-ou'n members of Dud cason Post direct one team and Buddy Blatr Vicksburg manager .the other The Nashville Vols limited their work to coiutitioning exercises ami pitcher-catcher workouts at Baton Rouge. Infielders and outfielders are due to get down to the grind tortay and the Vols will play New Orleans in their first exhibition game next Sunday. Sunny Morning Flavor has made Schculey Reserve America's most popular whiskey. Enjoy Ihe matchless quality of its rich body, mellow flavor and rare bouquet. Pre-War Quality S&tended "ff'/uA&ey, 86 proof. 65% grain neutral spiril Copr., 1947, Scbenlcy Distillers Corp., N. Y. C. Baseballers Warned Regarding Gambling VALDCSTA, Ga., March 10. COT) —Representatives of rive leagues In zJiie three were warned by minors' president George Trautman that, baseball "can't live with" gambling. In the fourth of his 'business and get acquainted" visits since succeeding Judge W. G. Bramahm as czir of the minors, Trautman yesterday urged eli#> directors and league heads to alert themselves against the gambling threat. He named Valdosta as headquarters of urns three, which com-' prises the Southeastern, Alabama State, Georgia-Alabama, .Florida State, Florida International and Georgia - Florida Leagues,- Tdk'; Southeastern was the onlv K*P not represented at the meeting,. •. Open 6:30 p.m.; Show Starts 1 p.m. Last Time Today "WHISTLE STOP" with George Raft, Ava Gardner • *ii-«*l m. \ PAL NITE "JUNIOR PROM" «ith 4 Freddy Stuart and June Preissfr Selected Shorts RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Monday and Tuesday How you can help YOUR ARMY 00 ITS PART FOR PEACE ReservPrt «s*« AD! \»SSK>N PRICE ANYWHERE! Keserted Seats on Sale at the Legion Arena from 6 p. m. Every Monday M« A ij L ,« ADULTS .15c — CHILDREN t5c Monday March 10 era* included) __ BOX SEATS 15c EXTRA TAG MATCH LEFTY PACER and CHARLIE KEENE versus JOE WOLFE and STOCKY KNEILSEN ALSO 2 1-FALL, 30 MINUTE MATCHES Stocky Kneilsen Joe Wolfe vs. Lefty Pacer vs. Charlie Keene A MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR WITH the President's proposal for the discontinuance of Selective Service on March 31, America will rely on voluntary enlistments for the maintenance of the Regular Army at authorized strength. In view of world conditions today, this is a step of the gravest importance to every AmcricKii citizen. Never before in history has any nation raised and maintained a million-man army by the , volunteer system alone. Our ideals, our belief in individual freedom, our safety, 0.11 r duty'to promote world peace —are bound up in this decision. This is your Army, and voluntary enlistment is your choice. It must not fail. With your help it will not fail. The Army must continue to provide adequate occupation forces overseas, to -supply these forces, and io help in keeping America strong and secure. Your help and understanding can do much to encourage a steady flow of 3-ycar voluntary enlistments, necessary to sound training^and the efficient performance-of the Army's task. When you discuss this subject with your sons, brothers, husbands or friends who may be considering an Army career, bear in mind the advantages offered by a 3-ycar enlistment. Among them are the choice of branch of service and of overseas theater where openings exist, and the opportunity lor training in valuable skills at Army schools. ., It is a high tribute to the loyalty and spirit of the American soldier thai l\vo out of every three men hi the present Army are veterans — men who have known the hardships o£ war and have chosen lo continue their service. A job in the new Regular Army is a good job — a job that compares favorably with the average in industry, and has . more opportunities for promotion than most. You can help by giving your respect and support to the man who enlists voluntarily — to do his part in carrying out your country's world-wide obligations to build a peace that will endure. A GOOD JOB FOR YOU U. S. Army CHOOSE THIS FINE PROFESSION NOW! SECRETARY OF WAR * if FOR FULL INFORMATION REGARDING VOLUNTARY ENLISTMENT, CALL AT ANY U. S. ARMY RECRUITING STATION 115 N. 2nd Street, Jr. Chamber of Commerce Starring ' B<NG FfiED JOAN CROSBY • ASTAIRE • CMJLFIELD A Paramount Picture New Theater Manila's Finest Show* EVERY NIGH1 Matinee Saturday A Sunday Box OTtns Week l>ay» 7:00 p.m. Sat-Snn. 1 p.m. Com. RhnwlBc Last Time Today "1 Rue Madeline" with Selected Shorts Tuesday "LIGHTHOUSE" with John Litcl, June Lang Also Short Subjects CHICK THEATRE "When Happiness Costt So Little" *, WEEKDAY* ^ Box Office Open* 8:45 p.m. BlMW Lasf Time Today "The Three Cavaliers" (in Technicolor) Full Length Feature Cartoon News and Shorts Tuesday "You Can't Do Without Love" with '• Donald Sluarl, Vcra I.j-nn •'' Also Short Subjects

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