The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 11, 1952 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 11, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JAITOARY It Chicks Play Humes Here Tonight-Osceola Gets Ready for Golden Glovers Visitors Are Third-Ranking Team in Memphis League Arkansas Sportettes LITTLE ROCK m — Arkansas ai»y have a contusing sports situation this year—two Big Six Con ferenoK that aren't really fixes at •II. One is the high school Big 8tx, elas* AAA. It now has six members, but unless 'the enrollment dividing line te raised Texarkana, now In class AA. will.have to become the seventh member next September. The other Is the Junior College Big Six, the Texas-Oklahoma-Arkansas loop recently joined by Little Rock JC. It has but (ive members. Actually, the <t{.emphasis withdrawals of seven schools probably Jiare made Ihe Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference a better league. It now can have a round-robin acbedulc, and there isn't a wtak siMer among the remaining seven members ... it isn't unlikely that College of (he Oiarks, the little Presbyterian school at Clarks- Yille, will drop out later, leaving the A1C to the state supported institutions — State, Arkansas A, t M. Southern State, Henderson, State Teachers and Tech. Sports Editor George Clark ol ttie Blytheville Courier .News passes this story along with the comment that "it was the finest exhibition oJ sportsmanship I've ever seen": BlyUieville and Paragould were having it out in a high school basketball game the other night. Robert Harrison, Blytheville forward, tprained an ankle. The officials apparently didn't see Harrison trying to hobble off the court. Dolph Vfineland, PBragould forward, saw Hie difficulty Harrison was having *nd/]eft hifi defensive position to c*H Ume out and help the rival pUyar off the floor. Officials then •topped the game. Appreciative BlythevHl« Coach Jimmy Fisher •iked that the timeout be charged to his team. P. 8. — Blytheville won the game Cwlfe King, veteran »fe mentor ftt Augusta uyx "you see Mime food boys in high school tournament* in ' Arkansas nowadays. Bit they Jiut don't grow 'em like *ej did back In the Jo's and «rk MV . . . Maybe that partly •cptatn* the decline of University at Arkansas basketball fortune* and the large number imt ef rtate lad> In Ruorbaek mt- . Mabb*. . Hendrix College's '.}Tran Grow, Bean of this state's coachM, says ItV "popular" 'to criticize football these= d ays, adding: "football' hif It* debit side. We all know .that. But we know also that the credit side far outweighs Ua debit*." Coach Aoe Parker, whose state ehampion - Port Smith GrUalitR finally Ttri beaten this week, says the team 'that did it, PayetteTllle, *ha* the ;bcst outside shooting I ever «<w for a high school team. They thoot 'em out there like a college five." Leochyille, Puxico To Ploy Jan. 21 LEACKVTLLE — The date for Leachviile- High School's second meeting with the powerful Puxico, Mo.,- basketball team has been changed, Coach Ethridge McKeel announced here yesterday. The game, previously scheduled for Jan, 25 in the Arkansas State College gym at Jonesboro, has been moved up to Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. Puxico is one of the strongest and most colorful high school basketball teams in the south, in a previous mceflng. Puxico defeated the Lions by ( a r humiliating 108-55 score. College Basketball By The Associated Press Chicago Loyola 68 St. John's Bkn 64 Duke 74 NYU 72 Eeton Hall SO Creighton 44 Penn State 61 Syracuse 57 Louisiana College 62 Louisiana Tech 60 Halliburton Cementers 63 Cameron Aggies 58 Southeastern Louisiana SO Centenary 48 St. Johns, NYU Victims of Upsets Loyola of Chicago, Duk« Pull Surprise Victories in Garden Coach Jimmy Fisher's Blytheville Chicks, get another stern test tonight when they take on Hume« High of Memphis in the Haley Field gym. Th« game will be the feature ol » — a basketball doubleheader between the two schools. In » preliminary game, scheduled for 7 p.m., the Chick Bees will tangle with the Humes reserves. Humes is > perennial powerhouse in the Memphis Prep League. This year Ihe Tigers are the third ranked team In the league. The Chicks have been working hard all week getting ready for the Hume« invasion. They ran through long scrimmage sessions Wednesday and yesterday, spending considerable time on their offense. In these dally practice sessions the Chicks have shown steady signs of improvement. Against Paragoiild Tuesday night they were faster and handled the ball well but their outside shooting was off. OJTenie Faiier Coach Fisher attributed a part of their point-making laxity to the faster game they played and added that he expected them to "come around" as they get more accustomed to their new offense. The Chicks probably will be without the services of one of their starters in tonight's game. Robert Harrison, who aggravated an old nnkle injury in the Paragould game, hasn't worked out since the game and probably will see little If any sen-Ice tonight. Taking Harrison's place will be Wayne Burnham. Burnham ha* been the team's No. 1 substitute during most of the. season except for * brief period when Harrison was Injured before. In an effort to stimulate more Interest in basketball, Coach Fisher planning a gala between-gnmes show, with music, for tonight. A German band, composed of five members of the regular Blytheville High School band, will furnish the entertainment. NEW YORK (API—The East's college . basketball prestige dipped last night. St. Johns of Brooklyn, only a few weeks ago rated the No. 1 team In the Associated Press poll, wns beaten by Chicngo Loyola 68-64 and New York University tumbled 7472 by Duke of Ihe Southern Conference. The double upset occurred In a twin bill at Madison Square Garden where last week West Virginia, another quintet from the Southern Conference, knocked NYU out of the unbeaten ranks. Loyola, beaten by minds. Notre Dame and Western Michigan, held a 43-33 halftime lead and, with Dick Kladfs and Dan Hanrahnn do- Ing a terrific job under the backboards, staved ofl St. John's furious closing rally. NYU, ranked 13th to St. John's 12lh in this week's AP poll, almost pulled the game out of the fire after once trailing Duke by IB points. Unbeaten Seton Hull, ranked 9th. made it 12 in a row by crushing Crelghton 60-44. In other games Pcnn State nipped Syracuse 61-57; Wake Korest Beat North Carolina 55-S3 in overtime; Hardisi-sirmnons bent Texa» Western 62-56 nnd San Francisco whipped Los Angeles Loyola 51-44. NCAA to Decide Today On Football TV Issue CINCINNATI OT—Unless > »turdy one-man fight, upsets the apple cart, the National Collegiate Athletic Association will approve today a restricted but slightly broadened program of television broadcasts for 1952 football game*. Francis T. Franny Murray, University of Pennsylvania athletic director, is the lent out-spoken advocate of unrestricted and wide- open telecasts — but he might have picked up some support following a militant iddrefle yesterday to the delegates .60 the «th NCAA convention. The'vot* te scheduled today on Just what'« what, in the television picture. An NCAA committee has an amendment up for ballot, under which a restricted telecast program —with some blackouU—would be approved. Pennsylvania »lso ha« ��n amend- Castellani 8-5 Favorite in Bout Tonight ment on the agenda, urging Iree- tiom of broadcast.'; by individual institutions, but the delegates vote first on the NCAA proposal. If that one is passed, Penn probably will concede defeat and withdraw Its proposal. Take Issue" yesterday's address, NEW YORK ver .Rocky . CasteBarvi Is an 8 to 5 favorite to make Ernie (The Rock) Durando of Bayonne, N. J., his 1 Ith straight victim tonight when they clash in the main ten rounder »t Madison Square Garden. The sharp-shooting Teaneck, K. J. r middleweight, called In as a sub for Paddy Young, whipped the Bayonne Bomber In their first fight years ago and thinks he's a cinch to do It again. Young suffered an eye injury i week or so sgo and Castellani wa* brought in as a replacement. Rocky Is going to find Durado a vastly Improved lighter over what he was two years ago. Even then Castellani was clowned for eight in the third round by a powerful right. Rocky got up and smashed Ihiran- do's eyes after that with a fl»;h- ingr left hand jab. Ernie was strictly a one-handed fighter at the time. If he didn't connect often enough with his right he was through. He's still far from a finished boxer but he can J»b and hook with the left now. The right, however, is still his nost dangerous weapon. Durnndn has stopped 24 opponents in 47 pro fights and is rated the heaviest hitter in the middleweight ranks. The 10 p.m. (EST) bout will be broadcast by ABC and telecast bv NBC. Extra-Brewed to be Sugar-free wiry Stag is so sm«>tS_..»o "Will Murray, in said he "had no hesitancy In taking fcun with my sincere and well- intentioned colleagues who advocate the limited control approach," nnd predicted the NCAA might he In for a Sherman Anti-Trust suit should the NCAA plan be approved. Pennsylvania rebelled against the NCAA telecast ban last fall, but finally surrendered after being declared not 'hv.'good standing and four opponenU threatened to cnn- cel scheduled same* at Philadelphia. The Penn director's contention that the NCAA might face an antitrust suit similar to that now in the courts against professional loot- ball, was discounted by Joseph L. Rauh, NCAA attorney irom Washington: Dean Charles P. Nutting o( U. of Pittsburgh Law College, and Prof. Ralph Algler of the U. of Michigan's Law School. The Penn athletic chief said he'd be "in there punching (or unrestricted telecasts" right up to today's vote. "Haven't last Yet" "We haven't lost this light until the voting Is all over" he snid. "And I predict that before long we'll be back to a freedom of the any action the NCAA takes. Baseball has deleted ILi restrictions and the government has challenged the ban by professional football. You can see the handwriting on the wall." The NCAA committee's 31 page report contended that the restricted telecasts hud solved a part of the gate attendance problem, and said adoption of its proposed plan for continued restrictions — but with games of more colleges being broadcast— was the only method ot holding the attendance line and protecting smaller institutions. television broadcasts, despilc Record Field is Expected For Tourney Next Week «»j PSCEOLA—Osccola High School officials today were MMlL*™ * 3 "°, mod ^ e a "«?«>. «eld in the'annual held here next week. + The cdi io ^ H „ ^ Wn ib ° Ve " ^ W52 edition of l^achv.lle H,gh school's Lions who once again ^ are rated as the top team ,„ Di5tri et Three. , ^rry co The Lions get a tough test tonight, however, against Danny Sain. Pat OHpatrK* Center lilrtge In a game at Center Ridge. Members of Coach Bokem McKeel's squad are: front row (left Bu?k, ™ay Oil- patrick. and Shelby McAdams Back row-Honr L Kennett, Bo Adams i^rry Scott, David Buc" and member of the team, was not present when photo was made. Paps Split Pair At Caruthersville A Team Annexes 6th Win 42-34 but B Team Dropi 25-23 Decision The Papooses split a pair of games at Caruthersville last night. The A team was victorious 42-34 in the feature game but the B team was beaten by Caruthersville Junior High's B squad 25-23 in a preliminary contest. For Coach Harold Stockton's varsity It was victory No. 6 and its fourth In a row. it was the Paps second verdict of the season over the Caruthersville juniors. The Paps had to fight off a late rally by the junior Tigers in order f> save the win. Starting slow the Pans overcame an early five point deficit to take a n point lead in :he third quarter but the Tigers came roaring back and cut the lead to eight points before the final whistle. NCAA Shuns ACE's Athletic Proposal But Prexys Say They'll Force Plan By WILL GRIMSI.EV r^™ 1 TV^ ,"? i0na ' C ° ltegiate Ath ' etlC Assoclati °» "^ « ™ ««» »«v^ and kicking 1 while some of its best fnends were busy burying the corpse. tome 2W delegates moved into the general business session with only a polite nod In the direc- committee of college presidents who are demanding a drastia 10-point program ol de-emphasis. of The group tackled a series of rather mild resolutions concerning continuance of controlled football television, new enforcement mach- nery, curtailed spring football practice and a year's study of bowl games. The ngpncli doesn't call tor any official action on the points raised ay the presidents calling for abolition of all bowl and post-season games, strict limitations on playing and practice sessions and sharp controls on the subsidization of athletes. Some of these matters could be brought up fresh from the Iloor. however, and conceivably thnt might happen before tomorrow's adjournment. Dr. John Hannah, president of Michigan State College, and Dr. Arthur Adams, president of the American Council of Education, presented the Presidents Committee report to the NCAA Executive Council yesterday. Who'll Ron Show When they were through, there s grent confusion about who will be running the nation's athletic policies during the next few years —the presidents or the NCAA. Hnnnah said in a press conference afterwards that his committee is going right ahead nnd making its recommendations to the executive council of the American Council of Education. If adopted, he said, the rules will be enforced through the regional accrediting- agencies. An Institution falling to comply might face loss of accreditation. "It has been said that we have moved in because of lack of confidence In the NCAA and the conferences." Hannah said. "That is only partly so. "We have seen examples ot Institutions not being awed by the present governing bodies. Two Southern teams recently went to bowl games despite a conference ban. A couple of years ago we hart violators ol the sanity code but no- refused to play these blacklisted teams, "We fed we now have the ideal \veapon for enforcement—that Is. threat of loss of accreditation." Should the presidents' proposals become law. the NCAA would be left-only a shell of Its once potent self. The American Council of Erf- ucalion llicn would be setting the GRAVEL FOR SALE! We now have on hand several thousand yards of goori-sized gravel...for every kind of use. Just call 753 in Caruthersville and we'll deliver. TAYLOR SAND & GRAVEL CO. Caruthersville Phone 753 Bushcy Avenue at Ri vcr Front policy and enforcing it. The NCAA wouldn't, under the program, even have post-season championships to regulalc, because there would be none. A Death Blow? Some saw in the presidents' action a death blow to the NCAA However, neither the NCAA nor the president's group recognized it as such. Hugh Willctt. president of the NCAA, said the conversations with the nrestdents' representatives turned up some differences of opin- ion in regard to details but added:. 'The report and the comments showed harmony in both associations, programs and efforts and showed quite clearly that Ihe ACE needs the NOAA's and conferences' help to realize its goal." Hannah also said the tU'o groups can live Jin harmony with each other—the NCAA directing athletic policies and the ACE overseeing the academic work, under this plan we are simply making the athletic department lik« any other department In the institution," he added. 2 More Major Leaguers Are Re-Called by Marines NEW YORK (AP>—The Marines are landlng-on' major league baseball players—and how many more athletes holding commissions may be called back into the armed services was a question only Washington and the Pentagon could answer today. Twenty-four hours atter the Boston Reel Sox were rocked by the announcement that Ted Williams bad been recalled to the Marine Air Corps, infletder Gerry Coiemari of the New York Yankees and outfielder Lloyd Mcrriman of the Cincinnati Reds got a similar greetings. In Washington, a Marine Corps spokesman said this was part of rotation program involving "sev- seral hundred" Marine reserve officers. He denied the Marines were trying to "build up a team" by recalling athletes to active duty. "Ordnrs have been issued to Capt. Ted Williams recalling him to active duty along with several hundred junior captains and first lieutenants, all naval aviators of the Marine corps reserve." a statement fronj the corps said. It added that the "purpose of recalling this group is to provide replacements for other reserve aviators who have completed their tours of active duly and are being released to inactive duty." 3 or * "Well Known" The Marine spokesman said "only three or four" of those being re- cailed are well known in the sports world. Williams, who draws 8100.000- plus each year for making It tough on opposing American League pitchers, was fishing off the Florida Keys when hi* call came Tuesday. Then, from San Franclscc, eame the orders yesterday for Coleman and Merriman to get reads'. All three are under orders to report for physical examinations April 2. If found fit, they face at least 17 months of service. If accepted, they will report May 2 for active duty at the Los Ala- FIVE BROTHERS Kentucky STRAIGHT Bourbon Whiskey PRICES NOW ifi MEDLEY Dhtiliing Co. Wk*lny II JOM like *« g«n«iM, full..bodi«<d fUvor of old- time sour-irush Bourbon (is distilled by four gencrxtion* of the Medley family in Kentucky) — you'll tmoj "firt Brothtrt" man lh*n nj ether 86 Proof itbistrf yo* tttr tutrjl 1ft th« f«no« Medley'j "H«rt-of-the-Run"» distil- litionl Buy > boule ,nd matt joirr c H tr , FIVE ., MOTHHB PINT 55 M*<Jtcy MOON DISTRIBUTOR ' Center Danny Edgmon theville's scoring attack led Ely with 15 points and Johnson paced Caruthersville with nine. The Junior High School "Pepper- ettes," a cheering squad, followed the Paps to Caruthersville. The squad was 30 strong. B Gam* Blytheville (23) Pos. . (25) c'ville P <3> Hill H5'de (7) p.... m young Hodge (4) 0 (2) Lay Koo "<* 0 (4) Willis Nail (4) a.... (5) Haden Substitutions: Blytheville — Herron. Stanley (4). Caruthersville — McKeethe. Cook (3). Teroy, Stone Hughey (2). A Game Blytheville (42) Pos. . , (34) C'ville Jones (6) Akers (2) Edgmon (15) Hall (4) 0... (2) Gregorv Cobb (11) G McGlll Substitutlons: Blytheville Shanks, Laster (2) and Abbott (2). Caruthersville Lay, Hill. P.. (&) Johnson F. (7) Abernathy ..C<8> M'Clanahan Willis (6), Young. medas, Calif., air base. "You have to do your duty when you're told," Williams declared at Rock-Harbor, Pla. "I don't know what I'm going to do now. Tills came so suddenly I haven't decided w-hcther to report for spring training. At first. Williams said he'd report for spring training with the Red Sox. '-night elimination fouc- nament will open here Wednesdar nishl with bouts scheduled for Thursday and Saturday night*, tta Friday night session will be held due to other school commitment*, according to Coach Dukie Speck. Coach speck stated that a field 11 ni) P, r , ox "nately 150 fighters from all sections of Eastern Arkansas i. S ted , f ° r the furnament. A number of schools already have filed applications for entering teams In the event, he said, and others are expected later this week Coach Speck stated that applications /or entries have been received LT^.I". awa y " B»non in Phillips County. Other towns expected to enter are Trumann. w»,f», a. West Mcmph.s, Lepanto, Burdette, Os'c'eol'a ' WCSt Rid?e and While Osceola High School i. sponsoring the event, the tournament will be supervised over by Memphis Golden Gloves officials Tournament and ring officials will be assigned by the Memphis Ool- den Gloves Committee. Weighing - in ceremonies «r« scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night with the tournament opening at 8 p.m. All fighters must weigh in and be classified on Wednesday night. A pair of pold gloves will b* awarded to winners in each division and each division champion will be eligible for entry in the Mid -South tournament which will be held in Memphis next Month. Feller Signs; Indians Worry About Lemon CLEVELAND <&h- With Bob Feller signed for one of the top salaries in the American League, the Cleveland Indians' brass could start concerning themselves today with the No. 2 cash man. Bob In the past," said Lemon, front office spokesman, "Lemon always ha« negotiated himself some pretty good raises by holding out for more. "But this year we don't look for much argument from him. He was the team's highest paid last year with around »50,000 because of those 23 victories the year before. He had 11 this past season, so he certainly can't he expecting a raise." Feller's signing yesterday for an estimated $55.000 made him the highest paid_ pitcher in the game and about the American League's top money man assuming the absence of Teri Williams. That's a raise of about $13,000 from the season before, It is estimated. The peace treaty for the war of 1812 was signed at Ghent. Belgium. * MO enrerr RESTRKTIOM •* LOW DOWN-PAYMIMT * LIMPtAL TMADf-IN * LONG, |AiT TUMI Sec K tafcy far a fcrnntntiM if ttet pot ufeota MJ| BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. Walnut & First Phon. 4422 .jrricndji If you don't find us at home next Sunday, we'll be having dinner at the RAZORACK.

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