The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 27, 1947 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 27, 1947
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;srx Yarbro fo Meet Team Grajje School Grid League Play Enters Second Week. > Play In the grade school leagli.' will resume tomorrow with the Ynrbro RazorbacXs merlins the Sudbur Green Waves nt 4:00 p.m. ; Doth teams lost their opening games last week. Yarbro lost to Catholic. 21 to 1, nnd thn Orc?nlc.s, (o Central by a 14 to 0 score ,, Yarliro -vill' depend upon 'halfback Wheeler Oracey to get In the win row while the Green Waves will ]ook to Norman Brntcher for piost of the offensive threats. • The two teams arc about evenly rnatched . with Yarbro, holding a Slight edge m (lie weight depnrl- mem. The Green Wave however boasts a strong defensive Icani \vhich will be a big obstacle for the Roorback eleven. In the night gnmes. Central primson Tide will tjinijlp wl'h the Suclbury Bulldogs at 1, and Lange will meet Catholic -it a. Centrul. Langf; and catholic, hold a threc- Vav tie for the league lenci. , Central threw a well coached team al the Green Waves last week. Slid will hold a slight edge over the larger Bulldogs for this reason. The Bulldogs, however, have a fast and hard playing team. Spnrked by Donald Gentry their hard running: halfback the Bulldogs lost a hard fought battle to tlie I-nnge Wildcats last week. , The final game tomorrow nfght will find the Wildcats taking on the Catholic Fighting Irish. Lance will hold the upper ],nnd in the tilt through weight alone. Fiacks Jimmy-Swift mid Billy Oration were the iritrin cogs in the Lange machine in their win over the Bulldogs last week. The Irish, however, have one of thc-best prospects in bncks that played last week. Norbctt Blnnk- enship ran wild In the Yarbro secondary ]nst week arid led his team to a 21 to 7 tlefca't of the larger Rnzorbacks. I3LYTHKVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NR\VS Gangway! Bicycle Races Arranged by BlythevilleY Plans for a bicycle race are beln? formulated by members of the bnnrd of directors "of the BIytlievillc Y, it was reported loday by J. P. Garret*. secretary of the-'Y. J Wilson Henry, manager of the ' planters Hafdiviire Store, lias been named chairman pf .the comnilltcr to make arraiigfinents for tin: can- test. Serving^.wftlJ hjin will be Orville Chlsin .'and'' \v. •!!. Pensc. This committee will.hold its first meeting Friday night'at the Y. '.The race, which' will take plnco in May. will be held at the Wf.lke:' Park. A ji!tra,(le of contestants through the business district will precede (he contest. ; Awards will be given winnets in ejich contest with a large trophy Donated by the Bicycle Institute of America going to the best all- around contestant. Severn! awnrd? vfill be donated by merchants, Mr Garrott added. .double .plays in one afternoon, but .Atlanta's Charlie Trippl is no run of the mill athlete. . Tne Crackers' .golden -Ixiy had the foresight to crack out, a tlireerin: hcmer before fotinging Into the .three dJ'.i'jle killings. Trippi's over- ,the-fencc .^Jom came during .1 seven-run cecoim inning uprisin" .which enabled Atlanta to coast to n 10-7 victory over Calumbus ol ,lhc AnuTicnn Association nt Day- .lonn Beach. Pla.. yesterday. lAnothcr Cracker newcomer, first sacker Bruce Konouka, connected for four safeties In fife trips during the free hilling fracas will-, tlie St. Louis Cardinals' farm team It was believed likely Hint tlie ( Crnckors would go through the .season with only IB players, one less than the tciun limit. Atlanta .President Earl iMnim predicted that his club's hefty payroll would Soldiers Get Five Years For Robbing Japanese . YOKOHAJMA. March 27. (UP) — A general court martial todny sentenced cpl. Willie L. Flowers. Pair- field, Ala., to-five years at hard labor for assaulting and robbing n Japanese of. 5,000,'yen and for being absent without leave from Jan. 19 to Feb. 11. ^Privates Mammon Green, Greenwood, Miss., and William Kent. Philadelphia, also were sentenced to five years at hard labor for ,. robbing a Japanese woman of 6 - . ' 500 ven. i J »x 31. i Under all thai <Hisl is Boston llraves' Karl 'IS,rc<^.ni c-,r.» -,i i,„,„,-. TI .• t-,-.. i , „. | 'Clyde KKUU nnsucc^nlly--^^.^ tl^u^'^rnV' ±^,V^ nllS, '^^ <* Llnsty UUUHC.S cjlls llie play. Braves downed the Pirates, (i to 'J. U'"|.HIL Three Clouts Into Double Plays j Hoi land Sextet, JT" • I • fv • *v • »t •». . a • . r^i t ^ 4—: — i. r^* I _ _ .. Fail to Dim Trippi's Brilliance ATLANTA, Ga., March 27. _ —The nveraae b.dlplnycr can't ^ „„„ ,,,, v hero after hitting into ihroc Kcbinson, takin new urrivals, inlie!<li.-r Hi-rt and outer ganlener Henry .„ part in the session. After tin; woi'kotU ended, Pruthro salt) he was l-'leased will! Hie progress of his squad. . The IHrmlngham Barons were .minus two players al their Biloxi, /Miss., trnliiinjj (itmrtcrs. but awaited the arrival of a now flychnscr. .'I'Jii' Bai-ons H,v.ipj;(.'d uuliieldi-r >N'ick Picciiito, recently purchased from the Philadelphia Athletics,, to the Tulsa Oilers of Hie District Champ, Elects Captain fJaj'Jara Whittle -liiin ol llie School girls elected cn|>- 1IM7--I3 Holland team nt dinner lor the team lick! at Slatr- .Line. Cafe Tuesday niylii. Miss Whittle, who was a star of the sextet last season will n>- jjlace her sister, Betty whittle, us captain of the squad next season The .Holland team finished 41 successful season a few weeks a;,* ;by defeating the Senath, Mo., sek- .tct for Hie Southeast Missouri Board Opposes Sunday Sports In Gymnasium Tin- Biythevillc High 3:1,001 tjy,,, , will not be aviiiliil)!c for Sunday (.'•purl I'vcnu. it was announced iti \:> Idler Iron, w. B. .Nicholson. ,suj>:-!inlen(icnt ot schools, today. With referent lo tl, e pro|»swl Ki'keib-m game thai was cin- [ iionacod would to hri( | Bl lho • )m;b school itym Sunday afternoon '{dr. Nicholson .stated that ,i voi" | <>! the school board «-as ngnmu , the use ol the high ? ehuol facilities in -Sunday commercial sport cvcnls I I he letter follows: "The Courier News carried an article captioncd, "Tupelo Cliucr- To Moot «c's Here". ct=. This is .-in i-rror HIKJ j, j,, dilwt opposition ,t» ihw stand taken today .by the .IJjurd ol Education and (he sti- ;:crinlendent cnncerninij this event •"Hit Boin-d members were cn-i- ,\asscd on the advisability anl .::iopr:et.v of pomiltm}; a roiimicr- ! -ial jail K;I ,IU> wj[ll |)akl ad _ mi.ssions to be played in the HI.TJI ,S.-hrx>l Gymnasiums on Sunday. ,Kach of the . s j>; members individually expressed disapproval cl tile yroposal. The superintendent ,-wtciured in this stand, and me decision was conveyed iu Coasn poriu-in. "Mr. Stanley Keller therefore tins without aiitliority from either • lie 'b-ntrd or l!ic MllK'rintendciH to give sticlt an announcement to tJie press. •Tt is our feeling that (a permit, anything ,,f this nature to Oe carried out on the Sa'cuath would lie a direct departure and violation of tlie Christian and moral standards for which the school administration stands, and lor .ivhich standard.; all public education should stand. "PJeusB ic assured that the paper is not held responsible for tills erroneous announcement." for Wllmor Skeen. A pro.nis- Di.striJl champions-hip'. ini? inner Hardener, Skecn hit :!-!, for the Oilers last yet.r. Cat Mel Ivy. recently signed as a agent, was yiven (he Barons. i' prnnintr knife already was Members of tlie team that were ,pu'senl at the dinner iverc: Betr." .Whilllc. Anne Wilson, Charlotte Temple. Mnxin;: Mauley. Betty Krl- iiiBton, Hni!L'l Pry, 'Ma'rsjarcl Can- .11011, noris .rell. Marie evidence at the Chattanooga kmits' Winter Garden, l-'la., I ;UU | Conch tnmp. The Lookouts announc'.'d Hi ' Con-ell. Martha Cor- Cannon, Fay Proalor C. H. Utlcy and .wile. . . ie rui-mliiR of outfielder Charles llen to icinitsporl of the Ar,pn- la::hinn League. Manager Hert Niehoff '• • .be si-eater than the southern As- llofr :lls;> disclosed 1 that thinl- sociation monthly top, ncccssllnt-l s "ckcr Bob Morcm would ibe re- ,iiiB the roster During Jcascd on option, but did not rc- Elso-A-hcrc in Southern Assoeia- Jif" 1 ^ he f c . Moreln . W0l ! ld *"' 51 -'" L Elso.vhcre in Southern Assoeia- .lion training camps, the c:.-velop- .mcnts \vcrc: , Tlie Memphis Chicks prepared to forsake their Bay St. Louis. (Miss., training grounds for mi exhibition tilt with St. Paul of the American Association at BiloM, Miss. The Chicks were slated lo tangle with the Saints again lo- ,'iiorrow at Bay St. Louis. Memphis Skipper Doc Prol.hro « sent his charges Uirougli a sevc.ifor tiic southern lea-tiers """"B intrn-sciuad gmnc >esterday c | v .ui!crt wif.i tne setback. ' Skylark Wins Race oT 'I'ne Loukouts meet the Milwaukee Brewers of the American Association today, . . - . ^^ , The New Orleans Pelicans were IOT sr> IUNGS. Ark., March ; 27. lo.-kinB lor tighter pitching Iro'ii ' U P>—Ariel Ace, Dave Ferguson's their mound stnff lifter drcppini,' s l"' mt champion, will attempt to their second win in the last lour 'I"™'' his honors at Oakiawn to- in a rust field in the sixth Iowa Sextets May Battle For AAU Title ST. Joseph. Mo.. March 27. (UP! —Two seeded teams from Ues Moines. la., piny in the semi-finals of the Woman's National A.A.U. basketball tournament tonight. The fourth-seeded Des Moliifs Home Federals will meet the defending chmnpion Nashville, Term., Goldblumes. nnd the Des Moines A1B will play the Atlanta, Ga., Sports arena. Des Moines AIB 32, New Orleans exhibition starts, 'fnlsa ra;:;:ed a trio o[ Pel pitchers nt New "r- nH:c - , Jeans last ni(jht for 11 hits nnd I f'ougliesl opposition was expcct- a 0-5 victory. GeorRc Wasliburn, I n<1 f''° ln Beneva. ri foin-tiino win- .who hurled the first five Innings' 11 " nt lhc IIOt Springs track. Oth- was cl 's entered include Mr. Chairman. Quiencs, Roytig, Tawny Lady, Bonlbrook-, Aehance. I'lny Hands, Hundy Lad. My Shirley aiid Nell A. Four jn-evloiis winners ;,(. Ihe Spa truck — Mountain Time. Eternal Way. Tango Winner nnd Snln Loii —promise an interesting four-fur, lour; rourth race. 1 Skvluil:. a five-venr-olil tho- i roushbretl. won I he Sl.COO Mur- Bottlers-Tupelo Basketball Game Brazen Auto Thief Calls His Shots , Kan. (UP)-This car thief had toth daring nnd patience. He found two cars parked outside a downtown drug store, with ignition keys in place. No. '] was Atlanta Sports Arena 38. Connors College of Oklahoma 13. Nashville Goldblnmes 35. Denver Dry Goods lf>. DCS Moines Home Federals 2-1, Winston-S.ilem. N. c Hanrs Hosiery 20. College Boters Compete MADISON. Wis.. March 27 (UP) basketball team of Jonesboio. an- nonnced yeslprdny that the Hlyihc- ville High School (jyin would not be available for the Hottlers-'nipeln tilt originally scheduled to be played there Sunday afternoon. Keller slated that the gmno would be played Sundny in the Holland. Mo., Hiyii School gym. Game time has been set nt 2:30 p.m. A preliminary gnnu- has been b-.iokcd between the Holland HiiUi School ijirls tram and the Hl'.4l" High School sextet. Keller slated Proceeds of the games will S o lo the Holland Hldi school. Advsincrd tickets may be purchased lit the Southern Aiito S'.-irc in filytiieville or the Slate ! in., Cute... - b .-.^.v... ^^ Ja n, jjui^f, ,^o. i was .^'vi-MouiN. Wis., iMarch 27 (UP' parked heaa-in to the curb; Wo.[—The pick of the nation's collegi- 2, with the engine running, was ate boxers made their bids for in- double-parked behind: the first car. i dividual championships today at Apparenlty, the thief looked the University of Wisconsin field- >nJh /IVOr flitrt fins-inn^ !,„ ..«.*_, 1 I - ,,",-. . livn* Fa/nous Second Baseman Reported Near Death ALBANY. N. Y.. March 27. iUP> —Doctors said totlav that Johnnv both ovpr in'rt ri •• * * , , unlversdy of Wisconsin field Doctors said todav that Johnnv car No Preferred house i,, the first round., of the Evers. lormer star National League '' It)th annual National ColleRlalc [ second basfman and one-time Chl- Athletic Association Boxing Tour-: eago Cub and While sox manauer """"•"' still v.-n s critically ill after suffer- car No. 1. So he insistently honked the horn of No. i \mtil someone came out and moved No. 2. The thief then drove No, 1. off in nnment. Schools entered included; Miami, Fla., University, and South Caro- llt ATTENTION, FISHERMEN! •Opening My Bait Yard Friday, March 28. Will have a fine lot of Minnows R. C. Collins Proprietor The DIXIELAND BAITRY 511 Chickasawba Ave. a stroke yesterday. Evors. middle man 'in the Tink- ci'i-to-Ei-ers-to-Chaiice double play combination, has a "fighllu!! chnnce" to live, his physician said" New Theater Manila's Finest Shows EVERT N1O»1T Salorday ,t Sunday Boi Opens Week Days 7:0(1 p.m. 8al.-Snn. 1 p.m. Cent. Hhotrlnt I-ast Time Today 'Last Frontier Uprising' wilh Motile Haley Also Shorts Friday ;ind Saturday "Blondie's Big Moment" ' with Arthur Lake and Penny Sinslflnn Also Short Subjects featured race. He benl out 11 guilders and paid SKUO to win. Second was Tim B third was Total lonyshot. More than ti.500 customers put- SMl.noo through the mutucls win- Tbo daily double combined Elktonia King ami Bracket for SIM- 10, Basketball Committee Makes Change in Rules NEW YORK. March 27 (UP) — Two rules changes were voted \-es- lerday as the National Basketball Hulrs Committee ended its two- day mee:in!:. Under the new rules, unlimited substitutions mav be made. ]n another change, the clock will be stopped for every dead bull hi the last throe minutes of the same. Previously, only one re-entry was permitted for players, and the clock stopping was cone in the last four minutes. It was the second stroke for the 05-year-old Evers. who hn s been confined to bi- ( i or wheelchair since the illness several years ,igo. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Last Time Toclay "CRACK UP" I'at (VHricn and CLiiro Trevor r.lramounl Vows .V .Musical Short Friday :mil Saturday "Woman of the Town" with Cbire Trevor anil Albert Ilckker Cartoon and -1th chapter of "Federal Operator 15H" Redman Heads League for 'Y' Softball C. Ci. Hednian was elected president, of the Blythcville Y softball League at a meet ing O f the softball committee in the Y building last night. Other officers elected we're: ,]. P. Garrott. secretary n nd Paul Unman Treasurer. • It was agreed that, a time limit would be placed on the first game of all double-headers. The lirst Came must be finished bv i)-M pin on the dale jjlayed. The rule restricting the recruiting Of piayrrs to the city jimit.s rum) mail routes ot Blylheville wus abolished will, the exception ol re- crnitinir pitchers. Pitchers residing outside the city limits of Blythcville and not livini: on a rural, mail route of Dlythe- ville will not be allowed | O participate In league competition. Ten tennis were represented at last night's meeting. They were: Charley's Electric. Phillips .Motors. Owens Drug store. Blythcville Motor Company. Loy Eich Chevrolet Company, Saliba Wholesale company, Ark-Mo Power Company. Hays Store, sain Johns Store antl tin- Jaycees. Babe Zaharias Favored to Win Augusta Tourney AUGUSTA. Ga.. March 27. .UP) —Mrs. Babe Didrickson Zaharias, fresh from a clean sweep of Florida women's tournnments. was an overwhelming favorite today as the Eighth Annual Title-EIoldcrs Coif Tournament E0 t under way-over the Augusta country club course. Match piny began the frist day in this competition, (he women's equivalent of the Masters' lo lie played here next week, since .ill entries hold either stiitc. district of national titles and a cialifyin;: round is not considered necessary. WcightlHtcrs to Compete ATLANTA, Ga.. March 27. I UPi —The boys who enjoy lifting will compete Saturday in the Midsmth Wi-ifthtliftlng Championships ,u the YMCA. A four-way battle is anticipated among Atlanta. Ft. Bcn- ning, Chattanooga and Gndsdeu. .•viabainn. Open 0:15 p.m.; Starts 7:!5 p.m. I.asl Time Today "Sunset in Eldorado" with Hoy Itojcrs ami Dale l.'vcins News of the l);iy and Shorts Friday "Sheriff of Sundown" with Allan I.anc Serial: "Snn of the Guardsman" Also Shorts THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 19-17 Lacrosse, Rough and Tough Game, Shows Gain In Popularity on American College Campuses JJV .utir\'w r.rivi.-u . :•-,.-...,.,, .. • - JOlfN.vv .... NKA Special Sorres|iunc!>>nt 'I HOY, N. Y. (NBA I.—Up lo a fi'W years ago, when college athletics put Iheir basketball uniforms ! in mothbiills at the close of March, j "lev turned lo baseball, tennis ltt ,,| track almost exclusively. This >:|>l illK. h u n (I i e d x of collet;!':, llu-ouBlioui the ram win briny ,',iit lacrosse sticks, football helmu 1 ; ariii shoes and tackU. ti]e old indinn same which Is tabling popularity more rapidly than any previously neglected sport In the 'nation. Two reasons for the astounding number of candidates of college lacrosse sciuads are the promotion work of the United States Lnc-ronso Association and the primarily rough, body-contact nature of the 8f>Hic thai, encourages root In 11 players to use it as a means or stiiylni- ij, condition. And to liiive r.ini Ill .1 profession where long experience and maturity count for much, 28-year-old Ne'vin Donald 'Ned) Harkness. Across coach at Henssclacr Polytechnic Institute Is progressing almost as rapidly ' as the giime itself. The Canadian - born former H.C A.P. bombardier, whose father. John, played and instructed in the sport for '25 years, has put fiensselitcr on the lacrosse map in two brief seasons. With no recruited athletes to make the path easy —R.P.I, holds no brief for athletic Ke.ic)1arshi|>s—Hnrkness has coached the Engineers to 19 victories in 2,'i games, victims include Dartmouth, Princeton. Duke. Syracuse nnd Hotart. the tatter being the Oi-lcst active lacrosse college in the nation. Chuck Merdingor, first All America lacrosse played developed by I In rk ness, now is a Rhodes scholar -' Oxford, which gives von an idea China-born Machado Mead, left, listens to"'rm c poi.Hs 'V^a'cmsse explained by RPi's Ned Harkness. Harkness. "because it,.is similar to I hockey without skates. We call it I! the raslest-movlng game Played ' 1 , n an ea of the typo boy interested in the sport. Young Ned. scarcely older tlnti the ex-GIs he instructs, turned 215-pouiKi. six-tobt-three Day- moil Jordan of LOS Angeles, who never saw n Inerosse stick before coming cast, into the highest scorer in the cormiry last year with a 18-soal record. Harkness has turned the Troy Armory into a beehive of lacrosse , . activity while wailing for spring ' >: to permit outdoor practice for i $ H.Pl.-s rugged H-gnmo schedule ' >: against all' major opponents. No £ fewer titan 137 candidates arc ' v working i n two shirts in ,111 cffori I * to make the varsity ami jayvcc ' v sciuads. All of them get individual IX attention from their coach who'5= was an All-New England lacrosse''•' and hockey selection while at Wor- i>l coster Academy in 1038. ' § Prior to the war, Harkness look j K a fling at professional lacrosse and lv Jiocfcey i n his native Canada then [>• won tlie R.C.A.P. middleweight i $ boxing championship while in Eng- I >: land. He was one of the many j £ nil-men knocked by overwhelming- v 1'irces or the Na/i'.s — ---'si ci-»"e ]'UI*L-II on two feet, jncreusctl attendance I ni your laci-osse games proves ils va.iie as a spectator sport. We rirew 5UOO in a driving rainstorm when Army phiyc<i . lt R.P.I, j,, ig 4r , -, CHKCK MOW IX STOCK! I ! SAMJJKI, F. MORRIS j [Printers Stationer^?, ! 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