The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 24, 1952 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 24, 1952
Page 9
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THURSDAY, JANUARY Z4. BLfTHEVlLL2 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGS NINE A U. of A. Misses Again on Top NEA Grid Talent; Now It's Rabbit Season Ty!iif up • few IOOM «ncU: It loolu trw University of Arkansas has missed the boat again Insofar aa getting the prize football t&leht out of this section of the state is "concerned. Oseeola's Tommy Spiers and Blytheville's Mel Hay, both - «nor« than likely, will seek their higher Educations outside the state. • In fart, a relative of Spiers, all- •taicr for three consecutive years and considered in aome corners as the itatt's beat catchj has Informed thia department that Tommy al' ready has signed a University of Mississippi grant-in-alrt and will; enroll at ole Miss early next month. Hay currently it visiting the campus of Texaa Tech at Lubbock and told us that he "more than likely" ' will enter school there after mid' term He said that he had been talked to by Arkansas' talent scouts ' but had nothing more to olfer In the way of an explanation of his leaving the state than a shrug of the shoulders. Spiers' relative, whose name we • are not using for obvious reasons, 'said that Tommy wasn't contacted •by Arkansas Scouts until something '•'. like two weeks ago. AFTER he had signed the Ole Miss grant-in-ald.... Wtiat'll We Eat* We think this control buslneM has gone Just about far enougb. U wasn't enough that the government took from ns our copper for the war effort, high price* robbed " us of our monthly steak and the last Income tax hike copped what little pocket change we had left .- each week, now the state wants . to get into the act. j The Arkansas Game and Fish p: Commission this week took pen in V hand and decided to curtail the - : amount of rabbit hunting a man can do. Yes, even the lowly cotton . tall Is to be. controlled. : - The State Commission has pro-.• posed a season on rabbits. It wants to protect the cotton tails dur- • . ing certain months. The new rrjt- - alatlon, If adopted, will allow rabbit hunting only between Seut. 15 and Jan. 31. During other months Brer Rabbit may roam ' freely without fear of being peered ..' at along a gun sight. The commis sion even went so far as to pro' pose a dally bag limit. Under the .. proposed regulation you will be Chicks Play Card welt Mo., Tonight in Paragould Tourney Teams Clash at 9 O'Clock; Winner to Play Greenway Coach Jimmy Fisher »nd his Blytheville Chick* gei another taste of tournament action beginning tonight when they take on Cardwell, Mo., In a quarter final scrap of Paragould High School's invitational tourney. allowed only eight rabbits a day. Why a rabbit season? Well, the eonunluton Menu to think by stopping rabbit hunting alter Jan. 31 there will be no reaaon for a perton to carry a run In tbe won is during those months when the hunting of other game it prohibit fd. But what the commission didn't explain is what they expect us tit eat after we elect this Republican president political experts say we are going to elect next November. Sports In Spurts Coache-s at Blythfiville Hign School are planning to do something about iheir athletes who are finding it difficult to keep their grades up. A supervised night study class is selng planned for athletes whose grades are lagging. The coaches themselves will supervise the class to make sure the boys get their lome work... .From Jonesboro conies a report that Dell settlemtra, Jonesboro Junior High School's coach has the inside track for the Jones- bbro High basketball coaching tub which will be vacated by Eugene (Hot) Osment at the end of this season. Tommy McDonald of the Jonesboro Sun. says that SettleiMire is the most logical candidate, at any rate Also straight from the rumor mill comes word that Oreenway, which beat Lenchville twice, will decide otter the Paragould invitational tournament, this week whether to jump to the "A" classification In Tasket- ball or not. The information we received was that if Greemvtiy meets and teats Blytheville in the tournament It will go to the '.'A" division. If not, it will'keep ILs "B" rating. At the district meeting in Jonesboro last Sunday the drawing up ,nf the The Chicks and Cardwell are slated to clash in tonight's feature game at 9 p.m. The winner of thU game will meet the strong Greenway five in the seml-fin.aU tomorrow night. Greenway moved to the Mtni-fi- nals: last night by defeating Marmaduke •. 50-34 tn a quarter-final match, Both Blytheville and Greenway, drew byes in the first round pairings. The tournament got underway yesterday afternoon. Finals In both the boys end girls divisions will be played, Saturday night. Eight girls teams, and nine boys teams are entered 'in the tournament. In games yesterday afternoon, the Dclaplaine^irls defeated Oak Grove of Greene County 19-18. Piggott whipped Stanford 33-32 and Green- way.upset F--agmild 32-28. In other boys games played last night Piggott drubbed Stanford 3421 in quarter final action, and Paragould edged out Delaplaine 42-40. Should the Chicks get by C»rd- well tonight they will play Greenway 9 o'clock tomorrow night. Tough Game Expected However. Coach Fisher Is expecting no easy'time, with Cardwell. The Missourians ore reputed to have a tall, fast-moving team capable of giving any team a good scrap. -The Chicks and Cardwell have played one common opponent-Manila. Early this season the Chicks walked over Manila by 50 points and last FrHsw nteht Cardwell beat the Lions by 25 points. However. Manila has improved considerably since its game with Blytheville. In other games tonight. Oak Grove and Paragould are .scheduled to clash at T p.m. with the Cardr brackets for the district tournaments was delayed for 10 days in order to give any Class B school desiring to do so plenty of time to raise their .classifications which adds a little strength to this report Coach of Dallas Pros To Have Full Charge ; By HAROLD V. RATLIFF DALLAS (£*}—Who will .coach the Dallas Rangers, newest club In , the National Football League', probably won't be known for a month but :'whoever he is he'll have complete charge and do all-the trading and Buying .of players, directors p^fhe club'said'-today." •.•'"-••- ' • _ ; : well and Marmaduke giris playing at B. The Chicks once again will be at full strength for tonight's game. Robert Harrison who has been having ankle trouble all year ,is back ing ankle trouble all year, is back start tonight's game. The Chicks' will be seeking their llth victory tonight. They have been beaten only twice by Enst High of Memphis and Tuckermann. This will be the Chicks last tournament ' before the district meets as the Arkansas Athletic Association prohibits a team participating in more than two invitational tournaments during a season. Phoenix Open Gets Underway 130 Golfers Tt« Off In Rich Tourney; 3 Negroes Entered PHOENIX, Ariz. I/Pi-It Is up the old gu»rd of the nation's golfers to regain the limelight as the annual 110.000 Phoenix Open pets underway today—the third -.ournu- trient on the 1952 winter trail. Two events have- been non b; newcomer? to golf fame, Ted Kroi of New Hartford. N. Y.. winning the $10,000 San Diego Open lis week end, and Tommy Bolt o Durhurn, N. C.. grabbing the rlcl Sn.500 Los Angeles Open earl; this month. Today 130 or more players weri slated to tee off at the Phoenl: Country Club, a par 36-35-71 tes over 6,578 yards. I Negrt>«a Entered . Most of the familiar • figures the sport are here, including Jim my. Demaret, Lloyd Mangi-un Dutch Harrison, Lawson Littlt Jim Ferrier and Cary Mlddlecoff. Also eligible after successfi: qualifying were three Negro players, Ted Rhodes of Nashville and Los Angeles, and Bill Spiller. Los Angeles, both pros, and Eural Clark, Loe Angeles amateur. Joe Louis, who spearheaded a successful move to gain entries for N^gr»oes in PGA co-sponsored events, tried but failed to qualify. Another School Involved in Cage Scandal Gate Receipts Not a Factor With Harvard JF This despite the fact that lie may have BS many as 25 bosses—share"holders in the club. .' : Giles Miller. Dallas textile executive, disclosed that although a '.business manager of the club would . be named as soon as possible. It might be March 1 before the coach .is selected. The organization, which now has -16 shareholders, already is considering a number of men for .the icb. At a meeting last night the names . of Bob Neyland of Tennessee; Paul Bryant of Kentucky; Dick Tod.d; - Bam Baugh; Blair Cherry, former .coach at Texas; Bernie Bierman, former coach of Minnesota; and . Jimmy-Phelan, last season coach of .the New York Yanks—the franchise which Miller ana associates bought --—were mentioned. -,- Todd coached the Washington Redskins last season. Baugh Is. o --player, with Washington. .: "The coach will run the team , and will make all deals and trades," Miller said. But he, added that ev- . ery effort would be made to get •Jtouthwestern players on the club. T "By adding a fee; plsyers.. keep•' Ing the basis of what we have, and • being careful about the selection of •'the coach, we think we'll have a stem-winder of a team." Miller declared. The directors said Ihey figured it would cost in excess of a half-mil- .lion dollars to operate.the club here in 1952 and that an average attendance of 25,000 would be necessary to meet the expense. Another matter of policy adopted was that there would be no line draivn as to race, creed or color, repairing that Negro players may be ured on the team. There jiow are three Nesroes on the Yanks roster. .The league bought the Yanks franchise for J30C.OOO, including {2CO.OOO to pay off the lease on Yankee stadium In New York. Miller said he would go to New York Monday to confer with Frank Fitzgerald, general manager of the yanks who is being considered lor business manager of the Rangers. Ho will go to Philadelphia Tucs- day to wind up the deal with Bert Bell, league president. Ozarks College Wants to Stay AIC Member LITTLE ROCK WV-The College of -the Ozarks. a Presbyterian school at ClarKsville, wants to keep right oil competing with state-sup- ijoited institutions In Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference 'athletics. Here tor =.n alumni gathering yesterday, Ozarks Athletic Director FrarK Koon commented on a suggestion by President Dolph Camp of Southern State that the six state-supported colleges wtihdraw from the AIC and form a league of subsidized athletic teams: Said Koon": "We're in the AIC and .we'd like to stay in It. We felt slighted when we read Mr. Camp's proposal and we didn'i -understand it. .We wondered whai brought It up. All I can figure is that some question was placet] on the permanency of our subsidized football program. For our part, that question doesn't exist." Boone Signs Contract CLEVELAND (<T>i_The Cleveland Indians announced today that Shortstop Ray Boone had returned Wqlcptt's Fight; Wifh Commission Continues Hot NEW YORK (AP) — The battle among most of the principals in the proposed Jersey Joe Walcott- Ezzard Charles heavyweight championship fight continued to blaze iierrily today. • New York State Athletic Commissioner Bob Chri-stenberry Is determined Jersey Joe will defend against.Charles from whom ha won the title last July 18, and he's giving the veteran Camden, N. J.. gladiator unti Feb. 5 to agree. In Portland, Me., Walcott said he had fought 21 years before he won the title and "no one's gonna take it away from me outside a ring." Van Buren Girls Finally Beaten LITTLE ROCK m '_. The ?reat winning streak of the Van Buren High School girls basketball team is at an end. The Polntereltes, last year's state champions, had won 60 in a row over Arkansas opponent* before losing, 37-23. to Village, • small community near Texarkana, In the Joe T. Robinson Invitation tournament here last night. a signed contract for the 195? season. Ncvsalary terms were mentioned. NEW TOHX tn — The basketball scandals, which have been running for a year and a week, today hod entangled eight 'colleges, 32 players, one official and 25 fixers and material witnesses. The list of schools WM increased by one yesterday Kit one was added to the group of material witnesses when Sam D.: Felnberg. 39, former Cincinnati sport* promoter, was held fn »10.000 bond as a would- be briber of two University of Cincinnati players. The Cincinnati players, however, were praised in General Sessions Court for turning down the bribes. They were Alvin Hubensteln and Jack Laud. _• A sworn statement read by Assistant District Attorney Vincent A. G. O'Connor said "Feinbwrg asked R'ubenstein and Laud to shave points | several times during the 1948-46 and 1849-50 seasons. —Courier Newi Photo GOSNELL'S F1RATES—Rated a* one of the two top Class B team i of North Mississippi County this year are the Oosnell pirates. -Th Pirates under Conch Floyd Whit* are witnessing one of their fines seasons. Members of the squad are: front row deft to right) Leo Flench, Billy Hyde, Larry Cosgln's. Herman Coolc. Second row—charlc Emery, Charles Willlford, Kyle Lollar, Ernest Allen. Third row—Rober Browa Jimmy Hodge, Ben Csldwell, David West and Lynn Gee. CAMBRIDGE. Mass. W—Future Harvard football schedules will disregard gate receipts and athletic rteticilb will be met by the faculty's budget, President James B. ConanL said in his annual report to the university's Board of Overseers. "We have arranged for the coming football seasons without regard to gate receipts and provided for lighter schedules," the famed educator said last night. He reported the Crimson's 195051 Intercollegiate and intramural athletic programs resulted in a net expense In excess of 3350,000. ."This sum is not to be regarded as an athletic deficit." Dr. Conant said. "It is as much a proper charge against the resources of the faculty as the maintenance of a library or a laboratory,' Gomez Says Skippers Ruin Pitchers with 'Tinkering' TULSA, Okla., «>>—Verno;i (Lefty) Gomez, once a pitching sti for the New York Yankees, says too many present-day managers and trainers are making young pitchers wild by tinkering with their style. And Gomel gets plenty of support from Allle'Reynolds. the Okla- Harrison High Wins Four Games Harrison 'High won four games from Bookrr T. Washington High School of Joriesboro at the Harrison gym here last night. The score, , the senior girls n-ere victorious 38- junior girl the Junior girls won by a 30 -1 boys won 27-21, Matthews Wants o Fight Walcott Washington Belter Shuns Maxim Offer In Spite of Congress B.v JACK RUTI.EDGE WASHINGTON Wj-Harry Mathen-s. a .leading light heavyweight 'oiUcndcr, today was under con- rcsslonnl pressure to sign up for title fight with Champion joey flxlm. But Matthews' manager said in Seattle they are after bigger game io»- _ Heavyweight Champion Jos Valcott. Sen. c«In (R-Wnsh.) said last light |hnt unless Matthews accepts . "generous" International Boxing Club offer to tight Mnxlm, h« Cain) may withdraw his Senats esolutlon that wns frankly designed to force (he match. Cain explained that when he and Sen. Welker <R-Idaho) Introduced he untuunl resolution last year -hey honestly felt the IBC was discriminating »BMnst Matthews by refusing to give him a chsnce at the title. The resolution urged an investigation of TBO as a monopoly "for refusing legitimate challengers an opportunity to fight." It Is one-of the rsre cases In which boxing was put on the mat by Congress for ' failure to give logical contenders a chance at a 'title. ' ' Cain told s hastily-called ringside news conference at a local flKht, arena that IBC has made Matthews a generous offer, but that the Pacific Northwest fighter's mnr.ngcr had turned it down without explanation. In Seattle. Matthews' Manager Jack Hurley thanked the senators "for. their interest In Harry's career" but said his big goal now U a match with Heavyweight Champion Walcott. homa City Indian who Is a current Yankee pitching mainstay. J3oth were here last night to attend the sixlh annual "Diamond Dinner" of the Oklahoma Old Timers Baseball Association, During the dinner, Carl Hubbell, former New York Giant hurler from Meeker, okla.. was Inducted as'the third member-of Oklaiioma's'.SiJorU Hall of Fame, and Reynolds receK'- ed the Art Grlggs Memorial Plaque as the state's":^outstanding -major league player o/ 1951. Gcmez and Reynolds commented on control troubles of current day Lovellette Holds Scoring Lead NEW YORK CAP)—Clyde'/LcSel- lette of Kansas holds the major col- .ege basketball scoring leadership, _.. _ _. but cr.ily by a scant one-tenth of a ! youngsters In an Interview with point, according to figures released Sports Editor John Cronley of the Dally Oklahoman. :odsy by the National Athletic Bureau. Through games of last Saturday. Lovellette had averaged 2(3.5 points per game to keep the No. 1 spot for the sixth straight week. Bobby Pettit of Louisiana State WHS hot on Lovellette's tra'il with a 26.4 mark. Lovellette has poured In 315 points In 13 games while the six- foot nine-Inch LSU sophomore has hit for 317 in 12 contests. Collegiate I Oklahoma City Said Gomez: motion. . . , . Delivery Wrong "Maybe fis'a won K games In the minors and fanned everyone but the ironndkeepcr. . . still he's told that le Is getting the ball away wrong, that to get the best results with his stuff he should use. a.stral;ht,,over- land delivery, coming off h'U ear with the'ball. ;• '•-,-•- : "Ann there's ^ another thing.-* this , business about follow through. You're supposed to finish the delivery squarely on two feet, facing the batter^'Rirpretty like. . . they want you to be a 'picture' pitcher but heck about the only lime you really see 'anything like thai, unless it is a natural thing. Is when the photographers are'taking newspaper pictures. "Tco many managers are trying to pour 90 per cent of all pitching out of the same mould. . . I've seen it happen everywhere and loo manj guys are becoming too style-conscious working 'with 'newcomers in the majors. •"Eor instance take the delivery .. . Here comes some big, strong kid who maybe gets a lot on the bal 9 and the senior boys annexed a 42-41 decision. . j Friday night the Dragons will i play Washington High of Caruth-' ersville here at 1:30. with a sidearm three-quarter "Why I've seen some of the game's best IlnLsh up with one hoof hung high in the air or else the guy running sideways off the hill.' . Reynolds chimed In his assent to Gomez's remarks. "I've always been a little wild." said Reynolds, "but I've always been able to come In there with It when I had .to. I've tinkered around a little with my delivery but I've always caiHe 'unck to the three-quarter de- Leonard Signs Cubs' Contract CHICAGO (AP) — Dutch Leonard, the Chicago Cubs 41-year-old elief pitcher, has. signed another ol n long list of baseball contracts. The Cubs announced receipt' of he veteran righthander's contract :dday. He is the 12lh Cub to sign for the 1952 season; livery" * rJ ~-' •• ••- • ••'Mental Ailment . "And talk about style, if I'd have been at * baseball fashion shnw during one ol those .two no-hitters last year, the bosby prize would have been mine. I looked at the movies afterwards arid I was trying so hard to atari -the ball in. there I almost stood oh my head." Asked, about the case of Rex Barney, Brooklyn who went to pieces on the mound nfter a good year with the Dodgers. Gomez and Reynolds : agreed his trouble now probably is mental. "I'd like to have Barney weeks," said Gomez. He's few heard from so many 'experts' he's all mixed up for sure. His confidence 1» gone. I'd bet. anything he carries most of his troubles In his head and not in his arm." RICE FIELD TIRES give you '> V FULL TRACTION TOUlCLdCL SMILE/ HASH/ IS KENTUCKY'S FAVORITE STRAIGHT TWS WHISKY KUtMS 010 S DISTUURY — because Power-Curve cleats are extra high at the shoulders — reinforced at the center — braced by their curve to stand rigid. MAXIMUM FLOTATION —kecauje Power-Curve tiref an extra wic'":'— stay clean to cleats i-n dig in, not fink in. NATURAL CLEANING —becaux rice maw drop* out of the open center tread from its own weight, and the ilanting forward edge of tach cleat lifts out of the loll" at right tngln — dooa't pry. CONVMINT TBtMS FALL TERMS BF Goodrich 417 W. Main Phon« 6331 AUCTION SALE Saturday, Jan. 26 From 1P.M. Till? 117 E. MAIN STREET BARGAINS GALORE! DON'T MISS IT! EVERY ITEM MUST GO! All Items Sold to the Highest Bidder! SALES (Another Auction Sole Will Be Held Sot. Feb. 2nd.) IAKLY

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