The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 30, 1952 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 30, 1952
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PAGE SIX BLYTHZVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Giles Miller Completes Deal Moving Grid Yanks to Dallas NEW YORK (AP)— One of the big reasons why professional football will be a rousing success at Dallas. we learn. Is that 25 or 30 miles is a good, solid day's Journey either by ox team or on horseback. . We are indebted for this interesting piece of information to Oiles Miller, the dark, rather chubby young man of 31 who negotiated the purchase of the New York yank's and will preside as president of the Delias Texans as soon as he learns a few more things about ths business. Giles was explaining how he figures that Dallas, whose official population is listed at only «3.000. actually has 1,500,000 potential football customers right around close— that is, within easy driving distance. "Back In the old days," he said, "a man who had done 25 miles or better was ready to put up for the night. So every so. often there wns one of these trading posts, and now they've become towns. You go out from Dallas In any direction and you'll hit one. "Take if you're driving over to Ft. Worth, which ix quite a big trading post now. it's 35 miles, but •11 the way you'll never be out-side the city limits of some town like Grand Prairie «nd Arlington. All around a circle outside Dallas it's the same.' We figure we'll draw fans from 100-200 miles around, people down there think nothing of driving that far to see a good football NFL Entry Also Gets New Name; $300,000 Is Price PHILADELPHIA (AP)—A quick switch of names and an even quicker flourish of a pen combined to give the National Football League a new member torJay, to be known as the Dallas Texaits Both movM were masterminded* yesterday in the Philadelphia heart- quarters of the league by Giles E, Miller, a Texas textile tycoon. Miller, 31 years old and head ot a 16- memlwr syndicate from the Lone Star State, thus becomes the youngest president In the NFL. With loop Commissioner Bert Bell, Miller completed an agreement to purchase a franchise plus tille to Fine tmpr««ftl«n The young textile tycoon made ft Hn« impression In his first Joust with th« metropolitan press. When h* could, he gave easy, straightforward answers to the questions toesed at him, including the. inevitable on« concerning the three Negro players on the roster. He said h« felt they would get along fine. "When Giles— as he Insisted upon being called—didn't know the answer, he said something to the ef- lect ttiat that was a long ways down thfc ronri yet. During one break In •»« conversation, while the young president helped himself to n fresh bottle of beer, one of his questioners leaned over and whispered: "Wdja notice, he doesn't even talk with a Texas accent.". One cam* away from soiree feel- Ing that' trie professional footballers Jure, through no effort on their part, added a great deal of strength and financial stamina to their cir- eult, and that the money game might be on the verge of a surprising growth. The Teim group l« talking mod- •stly, saying It is "counting on" an average attendance of 25,000 Its first •e&son to brca* even, but it has high hopes of doing a great deal better than that. If the Texans have even a middling successful season, fffate pride will take care of" the attendance rigurae. The next logical step is, of course, to transfer another of tin weaker Northern clubs down to Houston. Thlj would at last mnke the league a .t-rury national one in character »nd provide another agreeable sectional rivalry. Houston boasts population of nearly 600,000 and claims to possess more millionaires to the acre than Dallas. the players under contract to Ted Collins and the New York Yanks. The syndicate paid $100.000 cash and agreed to put up $200,000 more at the rate of $25.000 nnmially. The $200.000 will go to pay oft he league's debt to the New 'York lasebatl Yankees covering a rental ontract with the football Yanks or use of Yankee Stadium. HIic Surprise The decision on the club's name .•as n big surprise ns both Miller md the league had previously Indicated the entry would be called he Texns Rangers. Miller ottered reason tor the switch but it was >cllevcd decided upon to avoid con- lislon should Houston or any other Texas city ever receive a NFL. ranchlse. Completion of Ihe deal in one day wns another surprise. Miller ourneycd to Now York for pre- imln.iry negotiations Monday and hen came here yesterday expcct- "vg It would take n couple of days i complete the transaction. But by late afternoon, after receiving ,ome kindly words trnm Dell about, he bumpy road ahead as a NFL :lub owner, all the paper work md been completed. Miller, who studied nt (he Uni- 'f?i ty , ° f Texns atld Southern Methonlit University Inw school Inscribed himself as a rnbld joot- bnll fan. He said he hns an oral igrecment for the Texans to play heir home games In the Cotton Bowl which seats 76,000. Off t)M Cuff. Air mall from Australia: Frank Bedgman will defend h\s American tennis crown at Forest Mills next summer only If the U. S. association •grees to pay his brine's expenses from Wimbledon onward. The Australian (association does not pick up the tab for wives. Ian Ayre, the brilliant new Aussie star from Brisbane, probabb will not be seen on this side of the world as he, too. has gotten him- zelf married In the past month Lewis Hoad and Ken Rosewall. the sensational Juniors, will be over. Peaceful Year in Industry SINGAPORE AP) — Industry in this British Colony enjoyed a year of relative peace in 1951. There were only three strikes. G. W. Davis. Singapore commls sioner of labor, said that trade un lonlsts had shown "good sense anc en appreciable amount of patience' In negotiating with employers an. avoiding work stoppages. Birmingham Gets O'Brien Back BIRMINGHAM (AP) — Outfield- ir Tommy O'Brien Is rejoining the Birmingham Bnrons. Oencrnl .\fnnnger Bridie Glcnnon announced yesterday purchase of he 3-ycnr-old Annislon, A!n nth- le.te from the Louisville Colonels. O'Brien paced 'the Barons to a Dixie Series victory in 1848. He bnt- «d .359, hit 19 home rims and drove n 137 rims that season. He was called up by t nc parent Boston Red Sox the {olhwlns year and baited J24 in ifi games. He snw Ittle action with the Red Sox a,' the start of the 1950 season and wa: Leachville Tops Rector Easily Lions Get Ready For Jonesfaoro Tilr With 55-29 Victory LEACHVIU,E.— The Lcachvllle Lions warmed up for (heir engagement tomorrow night with Jonesboro by trouncing Rector's Bobcats 55-23 nt Hector last night. The game wns the feature of a triple bill nnd Lcachvllle teams walked olt with two victories In I the three Bnmes. Lcnchvllle's junior boys edged past. Ihe liecior juniors 18-18 in the flrst game and the senior girls dropped a 40-32 decision to the Rector sextet. fn (he Junior boys' game. Bill Hay wns high lor Lcnchvllle with nine polnLs. Coach Bokem McKcd's Lions go to Joncslwro tomorrow night for their seconil clash of the season with their arch rivals. In the previous meeting the Lions were victorious by a 10 point margin. The Lions had little trouble with the Bobcats. With Sain lending the way they scored 33 points Iri Ihe first half to take a 33-14 intermission lend and then the reserves otck over. Sain, who Is filling In at center for the Injured Lnrry Scott, scored 21 points, 20 of them coming In the flrst half. Prets was high (or Hector with 10 points. The Bobcats were Just no match /or Hie power/nl Lions. They were out of the game In the early minutes as Lenchvllle grabbed nil enrly lend nnd then poured on the coal. The lineups: t.tarhville IMS. Rector McAdnms (7) p. ., (2) McCord F (10) Frets C. ... (3) Pnckctt O (7) Pruett Gllpatrick (3) a Bain WEDNESDAY/JANUARY W, II Walcott-Matthews Bout Is Topic of Conference Bocchicchio Confers with Actor's Agent Today About $250,000 Offer HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP)—Felix Kocchicchio, manager of World Heavyweight Champion Jersey Joe Walcott;, wai scheduled to confer today with "an actor's agent" in Washington, D. C., about a ?250,000 offer to Walcott to defend his title against Harry (Kid) Matthews. Lepanto Deals Burdette High Three Losses BURDETTE _ Lepanlo High School's cagers handed Burdette toatrw three losses In a basketball rijile-blll here last night. The Panthers' junior hoys topped Hurdettc's junior 19-18 In a thrill- ng Ilrst game. In the second, the jepanto jjirLs were victorious 30-26 iml in the feature game (he Lepano senior boys whipped Burdette's Crates 51-40. The girls game wn.s close most of ;he way with Lepanto coming to ite in the second half. At halftlme the two teams were tied 11-11. Lepanto led atl the way in the senior boys game. Hall with 14 polnls and Elzey and Orr with 13 each, paced the Panthers' scoring while Terry Moore O'Neal with 18 points led Burnetts. Senior Girts Lepanto PCS. Btirdclte Lewis <15) F (]) Price Blaekwood (1) F.. (13) L'derdale Harmon (6) .. P.. (12) Peterson G.. a.. a.. .. —Courier Newt Photo BURDBTTE'S FIRATKS—Although they have witnessed a mediocre season, Burdetla basketball fane are hoping lor big things from the Burdette High Pirat«s in the coming county tournament. Members of Coach Charley Sims' squad me: front row deft to right)—J. W. Gore, Terry Moore O'Neal, Russell liubanks, Ralph [xmg and Tommy Langley. Back row— John Banks, Jim Moore, Morris Lutes, Bill Treece, James Payne and Clinton Daniels. D. 13lick (8) Snln <21) Kcnnett (7) .-. Substitutions: Lcachvllle—Adnms (41, Steed (2), Bryant (1), Little- ncld, S. Duck (21, Keith. Rector— WJIbiirn lit, Lllcs (1> and McNeil (3). as 01 • ;ent to Louisville, where he hit .273 Mn 55 College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATKD PRESS St, Louis 58, Detroit 45 St. Benedict's, Knn 57, McPh'cr- O'Brien batted .271 In llo garni 'or the Colonel* inst year. vVHHnm Jewel 'fl2. College, of Em- Lovellette Strengthens College Scoring Lead NEW YORK (AP)-Clyoe Lovellette, Kansas' rangy center has strengthened his grip on fhst place in the major-college Individual scoring race, according to figures released today by the NCAA Service Bureau. Although his team dropped from* the ranks of the unbeaten at the hands of rival Kansas State last Saturday. Lovelette still managed to find the range for 31 points to boost his average to 2C.O per game. The. Ski-scraping Jayhawker has amassed 367 markers in H games. Chan Bobby Pettlt, Louisiana State sophomore, who trailer! Lovelctte by a tenth of R point last week, saw his average slump as Tulanc held him to 19 points on Saturday. Pettit has caged 33S tallies In 13 contests for a 25.8 mnrk. LoveJette and Pettit can both add to their totals tonight. Lovellette may have his work cut out for him when he opposes the rlefcnsive- mlnded Oklahoma Acgies. while Pettit sees action against Mississippi. Kentucky sttl! is the top point- producing team with an average 83.7 points per onttng. Defensively, the Oklahoma Aggies continue to set the pace, having allowed the opposition 44.5 counters per game. Seaman Chan Siak Kian Wins Real Gold Bars SINGAPORE (if,— Seaman Sink Klao, 47, can smile now. Seaman Chan k worth $41.000. Hu won his year-long fight over gold bars valued at that sum. The government had seized the bars when he came into this colony on his ship charging Ihe tars were "Illegally acquired". Now, Ihe government 1ms decided to sell the b»rs and give Clian the proceeds. Read Courier News Classified Arts Mauri Rose Decides To Quit Auto Racing Br DALE BURGESS INDIANAPOLIS W)—Mauri Roie. 46, one of the best competitors in any sport, has retired fiwm suto racing. . Wlxson McDaniel Stout Mnynard Habpttnan .. Crick Substitutions: Lepanto — D. Young (8), Montgomery and Crawford. Burdette—Bingham and Bevill. Senior Boys Lepanto Elzey (12) Orr (12) Hall <14) .... Mnddox (5) .. Taylor (4) ... Substitutions: (3), J. Cilover, Pos. P... P... C... G... G... Burdette (4) Moore . (5) Gore (4) Daniels . (2) Long (18) O'Neal Lepanto — Eason Nichols, Sumpter (4). riurdettc — Langley (2), Banks (3) and Eubanks (2. poria 44 Wake Forrest 55, North Carollni 46 Georgetown DC 70, Scranton 56 New Mexico A <fe M 49 West Tex as 44 Texas Wesleyan 70. East Texas 60 Henderson 51, Hendrix 38 Little Rock JC 55, Arkansas Slat Tchrs 53 Southern state 48, College ot tli O/.arks 41 Arkansas A&M 86, Ouachlta 8 (overtime) MinrlRoM leaped into the For the last IS Memorial Day 500-mile races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the top drivers considered Rose the man to beat. He won (n 194Y and 1948 and was co-winner with Floyd Davis in 1041. He Was leading in 1949, 20 miles from the finish, when a broken magneto strap forced him out of the race. Two years ago, fire broke out in his pit while he was refueling. He car with smoke and carbon dioxide fumes still swirling around the cockpit and roared back into the race. Rose !.s a cocky little guy with a big moustache nnd bigger pipe. If he ever knexv fear he didn't show it. He smashed his car to pieces in the 1945 race. A few minutes later he wns strolling calmly through the pits, charging his pipe. No Nerve* Last Memorial Day hLs car lost a wheel and landed upside down in the infield. He survived because he knew how to hang on — and because he dropped into deep mud. Asain he was back in the garage area a few minutes later showing no signs of nerves. But the chances Mauri didn't mind taking for himself, he can't take for his two children, he decided. The mother of Mauri Jr., 10, and Dory, 8, is dead. Mauri is divorced from his second wife. He has decided, he said last night at his home in Van Nnys, Calif., he can't afford to risk his life now He will devote full time to his Job as engineer at Lockheed Aircraft Corp., Burbank, CSOif. Osceola Teams Win Double Bill Seminoles Defeat Marked Tree Twice; Girls Triumph 39-34 OSCEOLA—Coach Dukie Speck's Osceola Seminoles swept a basketball (loubleheadcr from the Marked Tree Indians here last night. Osceola's high flying girls tram whipped the strong Marked Tree sextet 39-34 in the first game of :he twin bill and in the nightcap ihe Semlnoles racked up the visiting Indians 46-38. Katie Watson, Osceola's sharp- shooting forward, led the Semlnol- ettes to their win by keeping the nets swishing for 20 points. Right oehind was the other half of Osceola's one-two punch. BilUe Galnes Mann, who .scored 13. The game was close and hard fought all the way with the Sem- Inolettcs picking up steam In the last half in order to hold on. For Marked Tree. Swnn and M. Johnson tied for high point honors with 16 points each. Bocchfcchlo made the announcement as he and the champion ttop. ped here last night on the way to • personal appearanc* engagement at Lewiston, Pa. Walcott then boxed a five-round exhibition. A/t*r the bout Walcott told th« crowd that he was "not Interested m money, but in saving the youth of the country, which Is more important than defending my title." Walcott has been ordered by thi New York state Athletic Commission to sign for a title bout by Feh. 5 or forfeit the title in that »Ut« Three Site* Picked The proposed bout between Walcott and Matthews would be heia in Los Angeles, Detroit, or Las Vegas. Nev. The actor's agent wa. identified as Harry Hunt of Lot Angeles, Matthews Is rated as one of th« top light-heavyweight oont*rider«: Bocchicchlo told reporters the offer was made by an actress and would carry additional fees for :elevision rights. Jack Hurley, Matthews' manag. ?r, has said Matthews is willing to campaign asja heavyweight Osceola Mann (13) Ctone (6) ,., Watson (20) Dunn Peeper Kendirck Southern State's Scoring Ace Ineligible Because of Grades Dyess Eagles Down Luxora By 47-31 Score LUXORA -_ The Dyess Eagle: showed why they are the top seed ed team In the county here las night as they stopped fjiixora Panthers' cold by a 47-31 score. The game was the feature of a triple-bill. In the other games the Luxora "B" boys whipped Dyess 37-18 and the Luxora girls were victorious 40-27. The smaller Panthers made B gnme out of it for the first 10 Osceola minutes but then Dyess' superior height began to tell and the Eagles Duclos (6) pulled away. Williams of Luxora led the scoring for the nisht with 14 points and Cox was high for Dyess with In the gins- game, Cockrell of .uxora had her best night as she wished 2!) points through the loops to lead the scoring? Johnton scored 10 ( pointa to lead Dyess. Girls 1 Game .uxora Pos pyess Cockrell (29)'...P (4) cox 'y (5) P . (10) Johnston l|s (6 > P .... (7) Garey B - c l"fc O ... BrownfiPld iichardson G M. Garey ~- Clark G Woody i Substitutions: Luxora—M. Clark, Leigh. Dyess—Doss (6), Jackson James. Hill, Wrinbers Hot Harvey Lee Hill and Warren Weinberg, the Seminoles' point- happy pair, had another good night in leading Osceola to victory in the second game. Hill was high for the night with n points and Weinberg garnered 14. The Seminoles had little trouble in getting by Coach Johnny Bearden's five. They grabbed an early lead and were away, commanding the game throughout.' For Marked Tree, Phillips scored eight points and Cooper and Davis each meshed seven. MAGNOLIA, Ark. (/P) — Southern* State College announced yesterday Its high scoring basketball center', Calvin Thomas, is ineligible for athletics this semester because of scholastic failures. Thomas, a 6-foot-9 Junior from Ruscellvillc, did not piny In the Mulerlders' 80-45 loss to Arkansas Tech Monday night, Southern State President Dolph Camp said Thomas hint hours ct school semester ended last Announcement Mr. J. D. Hcinhy announces the opening of his office located in his home al Varbro. Accounting Specializing In: Part Time Bookkeeping Social Security Unemployment Compensation Income Tax Ask nbnut our complete sen-ice for small or part time wU of books. PHONES: Saturday— 6457 Sunday Afternoon Only 6 .1 5 7 Monday thru Friday 6450 J. D. HCMBY Public Accountant RFn 3, Box 487. Blylhcdlle passed only work In the ... week, while the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference requires an athlete to pass 12 hours to remain eligible. Dr. Camp said Thomas had told him he would remain In school nnd attempt to become eligible for next season. Chicks, Crackers Swap Pitchers MEMPHIS. Tenn. (AP) Memphis Chicks and the t^..,,,..,. Crackers ui the Southern Association have engineered a pltcher-fc-i-- pitcher swap. Chick General Manager Frank Longlnottl said Johnny Perkovich. verteran Memphis righthander, will go to Atlanta for John Maldovan, 30-ycar-olc Cracker righthander. In 19 games with Atlanta la.,season, Maldovan won six and lost three. Perkovich won three and lost six NOTICE Thursday, January 31st Is the final date to buy your city TRUCK and AUTO tags without paying penalty. All TRUCK and AUTO owners residing in the city are required to have these city tags. Get them at the city clerks office, city hall. • OPEN THURSDAY NIGHT • City of Blytheville Girls' Game Pos. Marked Tree .. P (16) M. Johnson .... P (2) Bolton P (16) Swan G Smith O Watts G Boyle: Boys' Game POi. (14) P.. Hill (17) C. Green (7) G R. Rose (2) .. G. Substitutions: Osceola — Burch Marked Tree — Dean (6), Walker (2). Marked Tree .. (1) Cooper .. (8) Phillips .. (6j Conner (2) Jennings (7) Dav Ripe Oranges Beckon Hogah < To California PALM SPRINGS. Calif. (*)—Ben Hogan is basking today In the California desert sun that lured him away from Texas. He's taken up his new Job as golf pro at the Tamarisk Country Club and he's bubbling with enthusiasm, In this way: "Take a look at those beautiful palm and date trees. And look'it those snow-covered mountains yonder. What's the. name of them? Tr» San Jaclnto range. "Why, one can play golf. her* and pick off a ripe orange between fairway shots. That's for "me!" His wife, Valerie, grinned and obviously agreed. It appears that life is good, indeed, for the little man who was nearly killed in an automobile crash two years ago, then made his great golfing-comeback to win the National Open and PGA tourneys last year. Spitler Legs Spiders both land and sea, usually have eight legs, but some sea spiders found in the Antarctic regions have five or six pairs of le Cattle RustlersStreamlinej • M GREAT PALLS. Mont. (AP) — Rustlers apparently get bolder as the weather gets colder. Working during a night blizzard, brazen rustlers converted a 700-pourid calf into beef right In a nearby dairy bam. The thieves left with two hind quarters, leaving the rest of the veal on the barn floor.. 'Chevrolet Feature Show' (ID cox (10) Hernson (4) Lemoas (5) Francis (9) Criswell . . Tate ......... G .. Substitutions: Luxora— White, B. Tate (11). Dyess — Williams (2), Mohan (3), Modesitt. BRAND THE OLD SUNNY BROOK COMPANY. IOUISVIUI, KtNTVCKY

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