The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 4, 1952 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 4, 1952
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MWDAY, FEBHXJARY 4, 195* •• Chicks Get Break in Drawing For District Three Tourney : JONESBORO—For the first time in many years, BJytheville's Chick* stand an e* t celtent coinca of go,n K to the state tournament this year-thanks to a luckv draw to th* pairing, of the District Three Class A tournament here yesterday. And because they weren't quite » — - « lucky as Hie Chicks, one of District Three's perennial basketball powerhouses, Jonesboro or Leachville, won't make if, to the state tournament this year. They have been placed in the same bracket Coaches of district teams and mbers of the District's Executive BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) pbURIER NEWS |fcommitl*e met at Arkansas state College here yesterday to fix brack- •ets for the district tournament -'which will be held in Berl Smith • gym here Feb. 26-Mar. 1, and they took an Unusual'step in selling uu Ihe brackets. First they seeded four teams Blylheville, Leachville, Bay and Jonesboro. Then they placed the four schools in a hat and drew •; for seeding posilion. •.'• " Blytheville drew the No. 1 po- .v-sition and was placed in the lower •bracket. Bay drew No. 3 and was .placed In the same bracket Leachville drew No. 2 and Jonesboro .drew No. 4 so they were placed in the upper bracket together. Need Three Wins This means that if the favored • teams advanced as expected Blythe,. ville will meet Bay and Jonesboro will play Leachville In the tournament's semi-finals. The winners of these two games will meet in the . .finale and regardless of which wins ..both will be eligible to go to the state tournament. This it the first time iu recent « ars that Jonesboro and Leach- la have been placed In the same icket with Leachville or Jones- bora. - In the pairings, Blytheville and Leachville were the only two teams to draw byes, which means they need play only three games in the - tournament. All the other teams, In- ...eludlnc Jonssboro, must play four in order to win. Th« Executive Committee declined - action on drawing up the junior high, airlj and Class B boys bracket* until later dates. The junior ..high pairings will be made at Jonesboro Feb. n and the Class B boys . and girl* will b* drawn up Peb. 24 ••; r .'Flrat round pairings for the A : division: .;..-. JonMboro vt. Harrlsburg; Manila w. Rector; Plggott vs. Ttumamv -. »nd Leachville vs. bye In the upper „ bracket. In the lower bracket— -; Blytherille ». bya; Corning vs. Caraway; Paragould ,TI, Marked Tree; . 'and Bay vt. Greene County Tech. Kid Gavilan Defends Welter Title Against Dykes Tonight By GENE I'l.OWDKN MIAMI, Ma. (/Py-Wcltei weight Champion Kid Gavilan puu hit : on the line tonight in a scheduled 15-round fight with Bobby Dyket before what promoters say will b* a 16,000 crowd in Miami stadium. Maj. W. H. Pceples, Miami pro-* motor working under the auspices of Ihe International Boxing Club, .said advance ticket sales reached 532,500 and predicled a gross gate of $100,000. The Miami Weather Bureau forecast showers during Ihe afternoon but said the weather might clear up by fight time at 10 p.m. (ESTI. If Die fight Is rained out, it will lie staged tomorrow night. There will be no radio or telecast of this, the first mixed match in Miami boxing history and r.he first title fight authorized under Florida law. ' —' Gavilan was a 4 or 5 to 1 choice to retain the title he won from Johnny Bratton on May 18. 1951 in New York's Madison Square Garden, If Dykes should upset the cham- - pion. they will meet again in New . York City in May. Gavilan will get 3T,i of the cent. , per cent gate and Dykes 17',i per . Boxing enthusiasts claim that the 22-year-old Dykes .can hit harder than the 26-year-old champion, but that Gavilan can take more punishment. Gavilan has fought 94 times as a professional, scoring 78 victories including 22 knockouts. He lost 12 and fought to a draw four times. Dykes, native of San Antonio, Tex., has ruled Miami rings for the past 3',i yenrs. He won 13 of his 84 fights, 40 of them by knockouts. He lost six and fought to a draw five times. The weather bureau usually measures -snowfall from the bottom of a standard 8-lnch rain guage that is 8 inches in diameter —' "" feet high. Snow is leveled cover bottom at uniform and off to depth. <*' .College Cage Teams Gird For Tough Weeks Ahead »r ED OORRIGAN NBW TOfUC m-rhete are the days the ulibeatens and conference iMden amon« th« college basketball teams begin to worry about every i*wt »h«r cr th*ir opponent* take. Tin most Important james of the *m*on are coming up and the next ;.-'; 'two -WMkg probably will tell the .- story of who i* going to play in the post-seaion tournaments. the country'i most powerful leagues. In the ivy League, Cornell threw things into contusion by polishing v jfcrth"rf~ 1 »T." """7 11 " 1 "- °" Perm, the pre-season favorite. Bo«i of th. nation's marjor un- Saturday to take over first place ^^J^fr^r 8 "". 14 -° and « ith *-». "gainst 4-1 (or the Qua- St. Bonaventur* 13-0 go into action tonight in warm-ups before they clash n«nt Monday at Pittsburgh. So M week henca, the unbeaten list . is bound to be at exactly one. Duqutsne tackles La Salle, no . aet-up, while St. Bonaventure entertains John Carroll. In addition •the Bonnles have dotes with Mur-'.-ray. Ky. Stale Teachers Thursday ..and Cincinnati Saturday. There's another big one on tap ^jor Saturday night and it will go ^?ar toward determining the even- ;,:tu»l winner of the Big Ten race •- League-leading Illinois travels to '•••Iowa for a contest with the second- place Hawkeyes. -.'• Both have lost just one game all season, but rowa's was (n the - league. The Illini have won all six of their loop outings. N.C. SUte on Top - Otherwise, arouna the country. class has been holding up in practically all sectors. For example, who Is going to beat out North Carolina State or Kentucky for the Southern and Southeastern Conference titles? Answer: NO one. North Carolina State l s riding along 'serenely with an unblemished mark of 8-0. West Virginia Is trying to put up a fight and currently sports a 7-1 mark. is for Kentucky, the No. 1 team In the weekly Associated Press poll, the wildcat*, with a mark of 9-0, watched their only challenger. Florida, drop virtually out of sight as a result of Its second defeat of the jlcague campaign. -' The road to the pot o' gold at -; the end of the Big Seven trail ii ::strewn with stones for Kansas .State. Although the K-st«ters are ^n first place with a 5-0 mark. Kan- ^ias is breathing hot down their bucks with 4-1. They play on March 7 at Kansas. With- each passing week, it ba- tlns to look more and more as if 6t. Loulj Is going to come out on top In the Missouri Valley, one of FOR SALE Concrete ewlverta, 12 Inch to M Inch, plain or reenforced. AIM Concrete Building Blocks cheaper than lumber for barns, chicken houses, pimp hmses, tenant houses, tool shedi. We deliver. Call n for tnt estimate. OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. MM** MI kers. County Cagers Face Busy Week 17 Games on Schedule With Chicks Playing Paragould and Bay Mississippi County's high school basketball teams turn Into the final three weeks of the regular season play this week with a full menu of games on schedule. There are 17 games on the full state and this action will be extended over three nights this week. And during all this action every Uam .n the county will play at least Blytheville's Chicks are slated to play two games this week. Tomorrow night they meet Paragould in a (Joubleheader ntre. hi the other half of the twin bill the junior Papooses meet the Paragould Juniors Then Friday night the Chick* and Pap* go to Bay while the chick Beta to to Armorel. Leachville plays two of the state's leading Class A teams In Jonesboro this week. Thursday night the lAenx play Port Smith at Jonesboro while Jonesboro meets Center Ridge In the other half of the Berl smith sym twin bill. Then Friday night Jonesboro and Leachville swap partners with Jonesboro playing Port Smith and Leachville meeting Center Ridge. '• Class B action will be thick and heavy this week aj teams gird for the county tournaments which are only two weeks away. In the top B game tomorrow njght Dyess and Wilson are scheduled tq clash at Wilson and in Friday night's headliner Shawnee and Dyess square off at Dyess. Osceola and Lu'xora get together their last time this season at Luxora tomorrow night and in another top notch rivalry Burdette and Araiorel bang away at each other at Armorel In other games, tomorrow night Earle invades Shawnee;'Holland'. Mo' phiys in Qosnell and Manila goes' Friday night's schedule will find Lepanto and Osceola dashing at Osceola and Manila and dosnell squaring off at Gosnell. Luxora will entertain Marlon Friday night while Burdette go« to Keiser and Dell moves to Wilson Dlngos of Australia are the moat dog-like ol the wild member! of the canine family. They resemble dogs In charscter and physique but have bushy wolf-like Ulll. Bucs, Desperate for Infielders, Put Dixon on Trading Block PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pitcher Murry Dickson, the Pittsburgh pirates' main hope on the firing line, is on the trading block—but that statement probably will do little more than provide fuel for baseball's hot stove league. Clever Murry, a man who would hurl every day If his flesh was willing, was practically the entire Pirate mound staff last year. He wound up with 20 victories against 16 defeats. And that with a team which had to struggle to finish seventh in the National League. Nevertheless, Manager Bill Meyer snid the pirates desperately need in/ielder« and Murry is befnc offered as trade bait. Meyer, who came here from hi» Tennessee home to attend a baseball writers' show last night, had this to say of the future: "We just aren't going anywhere with the Infield we have at present. The only sound spot seems to be second base, where Johnny Merson seems pretty secure. "If we mnfcc a deal it will be for infielders. Ana that doesn't look very promising at present. We have offered Miirry Dickson but so f«r nothing has developed." oto STAG* 5306 olGGtR THAN EVER VAIU8, STILL ONLY... H.M 4/5 <JT. STRAIGHT IOURBON WHISKEY, ti PtOOf. THE S1AGO OIST. CO., fHANKKXT, ICT, Three-Way Tie for Lead Near In SWC; Porkers Upset TCU OA ,\-\ jA . S ' T* Xi (AP)—-This is the week the Southwest Conference could eet in that ong-preditted triple tie for the leadership. Texas Christian, Texas and Texas A. AM, who :»ded last season as tn-chmnpious may do it again. A lost by the Christians to the e Aggie* In College St«Uon Wednesday night and a Texas loss to either Baylor «t Austin Tuesday night or Southern Methodist »t Dallas Saturday night'would turn the trick. Lemon of the life™story™! cVov"" Cl" "f "d^A * . DaSClla11 durir >K filming ^r^^^^i^^ii^SSSS Big 10 'Softly Rebukes' ACE's Suggestions CHICAGO C/F/—The Big Ten Conference has urged the Presidents' Committee of the American Council on Education lo -get down to specifications" in iU suggested athletic reforms and has offered a helping hand to do it. Hi a Joint meeting of faculty rep- was subtle ••esentatlvej and athletic directors yesterday, the powerful Big Ten softly rebuked the A.C.E.'s suggested program of Jan. 5 that included abolishment of all post-season bowl games -.and athletic scholar, ship*. The Big Ten's so-called rebuke ASC Wrestlers Oppose Sooner Team Tonight JONESBORO, Ark. yp) _ TWO tough, undefeated wrestling teams will Rraple at the Arkansas state College gym tonight. Big Seven and NCAA Champion University of Oklahoma Sooncrs toe the canvas against ASC i a duel meet that promises to s one of the best of the curent ASC has fielded > wrestling crew only »lnce 1948. They lost last year to the Soonera 25-0, but this year's match shapes up a.? a much closer contest. Ancient Craft Practiced BROCKVILLE, Ont. (API— Wil- onv •«? a?e or 1 . — """ °' D ' nm!lrk now • «v, b ? U ' ved lo th '" 0nWri °- the In sum, it merely suggested that the tuUege presidents needed top- level athletic advice and the Big Ten, having been in tht athletic business 55 years, was able and willing to provide It at the next meeting of the A. C. E. Feb. 1« in Washington. The only definite, action taken by the Big Ten yesterday was to bring out of season football and basketball practices within limita lions set up by the National Col legiate Association. The define) schedule is So spring football sessions in 30 consecutive days and 20 in basketball In » period of 24 Heretofore, out of season drills were unrestricted. Thinking of ROM Bowl Undoubtedly, the Big Ten was thinking of the Rose Bowl football pact with the Pacific Coaat Conference. The contract, renewed after five :years lor three''more—ex- pires with the 1954 New Year's Day game. Under NCAA ruling, no team in the country can make any contrac- tural commitments for bowl games during 1852. The year was set aside for study by a special committee on the degree of pressure post season football games generate in regard to recruiting and subsidization. Before this NCAA committee even had a chance to make Its survey, the A. abolishment FAGI PITB week set up Texaslgies on their home court will bt ' ncver-say-die stint putting every effort into their at""" "'-•--— •--- empt to wreck th« already side- ,- ' r-say-e sn at College Station Wednesday by licking the Aggies 51-40 and climbing onto Ihe top step of Ihe confer- Rickey's New Brainstorm- An Infield 'Waterproofer NEW YORK (/Pi-Branch Rickey, general manager of the Pittsburgh Is ,oing to try a new scientific soil ixwder on the pirates' Infield this summer In hopes of having fewer games postponed by wet weather. The powder Is kiHIum, a yellow *• — dust, a synthetic resin, which transforms the structure of soil. Rickey. It was learned today, has srranied with the inventors of the powdor. the Monsanto Chemical Company of St. Louis, to try it out this summer, as a result of experiments they made last summer on Hudson Field. Dayton, Ohio. Krilium enables the soil to hold 30 per cent more water without becoming muddy. It keeps the mud from sticking as baclly to spikes and shoes. It makes soil permanently porous, so that water dries out much faster. Doetn't Gel Hard But the soil does not get n hard crust in dry weather. It is si:id to make base sliding easier, with less risk of Injuries. The Infield is not so dusty when dry. Balls are said to take fewer strange bounces. A meeting is slated in Pittsburgh this week to select some of the Pirates 16 farm club fields for additional experiments wllh krlllum Advance information is that trials may be made in New Orleans, Ficr^ Ma and North Carolina. The powder Is raked .or harrowed into the Infteld lo a depth of about an Inch. The powder particles grab molecules of clay and form a spongy mass. Water does not dissolve this sponge. Bugs don't eat the powder Krilium, however, was not Invented for baseball, but for agriculture. It changes worn-out soil to the structure of virgin soil Kril- ium Is not yet on the market. ...„ „...„ ,,,„ !,,,, ,,„-,, „, „,„ tum er- ayor, smarting under a 62-34 er.ce standings with TCU. The Ag- defeat by SMU last week, will try ~~ —• o bounce back with a win over Texas Tuesday night. And South- jrn. Methodist after playing Arkansas Monday night at Fayett«vlll« nay be in just the right frame of nind to down the Longhorns Sat- rday. Action-Packed VVe«k It all adds up to one of the most Warhooo Jake Is '5? National Field Champ SHUQUALAK. Miss. Wy — War- hoop Jake, a whirlwind quail hunt- 'r, Is the 1052 National Field Trial Dlub's free-for-all champion. Jake, a pointer owned by Dr H E. Longsdorf of Mt. Holly, N. J, took the title Saturday In the three hour long running that climnxcc the five-day trial. He wa? picked over 36 other prize pointers and setters. The $1,000 purse went to pro- 'essional handler Ert Mack Farrlor of Union Springs, Ala. Harrison Wins 2 of 3 Games Harrison High School basketbal teams won two of three games play. Harrison gym Saturday C. E. has suggested all bow) games, the reason for , r °- «« s <*«™ t° be the reason for f » Wperta Car ""la >n the Big Ten's attitude on the Presl- -' Tm proud of my appearance! . . . M>-» this neat looking fellow, and joar husband will b* too, when his shirts «r« laundered crisp nnd sparkling bright He'll wash and iron your laundry to perfection at reasonable rates. BLYTHEVILLE STEAMLAUNDRY&CLEANERS PHONE 4418 Little Rock Gets NAIB Tournament JONBSBOHO, Ark. (AP. _ The tournament to decide Arkansas representative to. the National Association of Intercollegiate Basket- hall Championship Tourney will be held In Little Rock March 3-4 Selection af the site WM announced Saturday by directors of NAIB district n. The top four teams In the Arkansas Intercolle- Smackover High Hires Burnett SMACKOVER, Ark. CAP)— del! Burnett of Wewoka, Okla., has been named head football coach al Smackover High School. Burnett, who succeeds B. D. Bag- nail, is a graduate of Arkansas Stale Teachers College and holds a master's degree from the University of Oklahoma. ed at the night. In the first game, the Harrison junior girls were handed their second IOM of the season by Armore 16-8. In the second game the Harri son girls defeated Centra) High c Haytl, Mo., 31-15 and In the thlr Harrison's boys dumped Centrs 45-27. Thursday night, Harrison racked Christian express. Baylor, smarting under a 62-34 iclion-packed weeks of the basketball season in a conference that •arely runs according to form. Only Baylor and Rice seem deft- ntely out of the championship picture. Baylor's Bears have a 1-4 conference record while the Owls have won only one game In six. Arkansas' upset of Texas Chrh- ILUI 56-54 Saturday night placed the Roorbacks as serious contenders. The Hogs used a team made up mostly of sophomores and kept the Christians', backs to the wall the entire game. A long-shot wizard named Orval Elkins, one of the sophs, had Ozark cage fans talking of the "old days" of Arkansas basketball dominance when the gam« was over. flkini Wa> Hera Elkins came Into the game about the time TCU's big George McLeod, the conference scoring leader, went out on fouls. All he did was make six game-winning points In the last two minutes, with his final tally in the last ten seconds. HU first two goals were from at least 35 feet away. Elkins had the most sensational performance of the week, although McLeod's 25 points in the gam« was something to talk about. McLeod' has 306 points over th» season route, a good bit ahead of Baylor's Ralph Johnson with 242 points. The giant TCU center also leads In conference scoring with 100 points with Rice'! Qtn* Schwlnger second with M. This week's schedule: Monday—Arkansas v.v Southern Methodist at Fayelkeville. Tuesdar —Baylor vs. Texai at Austin. Wednesday—Texas A. A M. v*. Texaj Christian at College Station. Saturday—Texas A. * M. v». Baylor at Waco, Arkansas Vs, Rice at Hous• * —t,-... -.»....jUll \fmyft «*u HOV.M, m»»ll^»n »s, fllcc ab nOU5~ the Lauderflale County Training ton, Texas vs. Southern Methodist School of Ripley, Term., here. at Dallas. : SAVE! With Safety Get Service Hay* Satisfaction Lower Cost Insurance HOME — AUTOMOBILE — BUSINESS STANDAD NON-ASSESSABLE POLICIES RAYMOND ZACHRY MUTUAL INSURANCE AGENCY Phone 3490 •. m i. CUT INSURANCE COSTS BANK THE DIFFERENCE BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, F«b. 4 I p . m . TAG MATCH Sheik Ben Ali & Red Roberts Adults 50c—Children 15c Lucky Gilpin & Lester Welch For Reserved Seais. Call 3389 Also 2 1-Foll Matches Roberts vt. Welch Ben Ali vs. Gilpin FOR SALE! Calcium Ammonium Nitrate 20i PER CENT I ^1 I I I a I ^ NITROGEN For Information and Price, Call WEST MEMPHIS COTTON OIL MILL WEST MEMPHIS, ARK. 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