The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 27, 1952 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 27, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Jonesboro, Rector, Piggott Win in District A Tourney JON&SUORO— The District Three Class A basketball tournament got underway at the Bcrl Smith Gym here last night with third-seeded Jonesboro and two other teams moving 1 into the Quarter-finals without much trouble. First-round |>)ny in the tournament opened fit 6:30 night and is scheduJed to be completed tonight. Action was resumed thU nft- ernoon with a pair of panics anrt two more are scheduled for tonlcht. This afternoon, Covnlng and Cflr- ftu-ay battled at 1:30 for the right to meet the top seeded BtythevLUe Chicks tn the quarter-finals tomorrow night. And at 2:50 p.m. Paragould was scheduled to meet Marked Tree. Three games are on the agenda lor tonight. At 6: SO Bay and Greene County Tech clash in the final first round game &nd at 7:50 Jonesboro and Hector, \vlnncrs in Jast night's session, are scheduled to meet. In tonight's linnl pome, Lpftch- ville begins th& defense of its title against Piggott. Jonesboro's Hurricane, .seeded third behind Blythcvillc and Leachville, breezed to rm easy win Jn Its first game last, night. Tlie big Wind blew to an 8G-12 victory over a hapje.^s Harrisburg team. One of MLs5Js?ippi County's three entries, Manila, was eliminated from the tournament in last night's actions. The Lions wcro defcntctl by Rector of Clay County by a 5L-42 score in last night's first game. In the other game ls:.t nis?hi, Piggott scored a 32-33 victory over Trumann. This year's tournament should prove to be a little out of the ordinary fur ll t wlll find nt least one of the two teams usually battling for the title, Leach vlllc or Jonesboro, watching the final game from the sidelines. Chicks Have Knsy Bracket The two heated rivals are In the eame bracket this year nnd, provided they get by their quarter-final foe which they should do with case, they'll play each other In !hn semi-finals Friday night. For the first time tn many years Blythcville Is the team with the easiest road. The Chicks were pi need in the lower bracket along with fourth-seeded Bay mid unseeded Greene County Tech, both of whom the Chicks have already beaten, The Chicks are scheduled to see action in the tournament nt 7:30 tomorrow nl?hl and thoy will play the winner of this afternoon's Coming-Caraway came. Coach Jimmy Fisher's tribe should have little trouble in getting by either of these t?ams. The Chicks this year boast one of the be^t teams m history and .some ob.wrrers Jiave gone so far as to pick them to win the championship. Tomorrow night's semi-Finals nrc scheduled to start at 7:30 with the finals to be played at 8:30 Satur- day night. Regardless of what team wins the chnmplonshlp both flnalkLs will be eligible to compete In the .state tournament at FayetteviJto next week. Ironman Weslrum Expects 1952 Season to Be His Best !>}' JACK STJvVKNSOX PHOENIX, Ariz. M' Wc-s Weslrum. already described by his manager as the host defensive catcher In baseball today, figures he'll have his best season of all in 1052. ~ * Weslruni last year was th-i iron ft . man of the New York Oiant club bonny Ingram Wins Twice in Chicago Meet CHICAGO M>> — Sonny Ingram, North Little Rock, Ark , middleweight, filliped out a double victory last night in the Golden gloves' We.slern Tournament of champions here. Ingram, one. of the sharpest fighters on the mldsouth team Irom Memphis, whipped William Aycrs. Nashville, Tenn., In his first bout. He squeezed out a narrow decision over William Winston, Sioux City, la., in the second. Ingram was the only survivor out of four mirisoulh fighters called in last night. Paul Griffith, Memphis Wd!<-r- welght. lost his first flfc'ht. losing to Morris Moss of Dayton, O., by decision. Chapman Retired CLEVELAND (AP) — General Manager Manic Greenberg announced yesterday outfielder Snm Chapman would he placed on the voluntary retired list. Players Plead Guilty NEW YORK (AP)—Three former university of Kentucky basketball players— Alex Groza. Ralph Beard and Dale Burnstnble-—plead- ed guilty to con.splracy to shave points in 1941) National invitation Tournament game here yesterday. From the Training Camps — Arms of Presko, Boyer Get Doc's Okay; Houtteman Back By The Associalcrl Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (.-?,-Eddie Stauky, the St. Louis Cardinals' manager, got some good news from the team physician. Pitchers Joe Presko anrt Cloyd Boyer show no 111 etforte from shoulder injuries received season. Both hurlers showed promise of bolstering the Cards' pitching staff last season before being benched with the injuries. PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) Manager Leo Durocher of the New York Giants is expecting great things from pitcher Jim Hearn this sca- £on. "Jim may surprise you and become the best pitcher on his team," Du^ocher said today. ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (AP) — New York Yankee question marks, pitcher Vic Haschl and outfielder Mickey Mantte, have started light workouts. Mantle ;an a bit yesterday ntid put some pressure on the leg he injured in the second game of the World Buries. He [elt no ill effects. Raschi, who h:td a cnriilesc removed from his knee, threw exceptionally hard nnd al.=o felt no pain. Houllfiiun Oinosrs 21 LAKELAND. Fla., lAP'-Onc of the hey mm in tho Detroit Tigers' 1552 plans picked his key number today and dmmrd a umtnrm with a big 21 on the hack. Pitcher Art Houiteman decided on that iniml>?r—pasiins over others he has wc>rn in several season's service niih the ticers—be- cause it was the oy.e given him when he bn*p into the American League with Detroit in 1945. "I feel like I'm breakine in all over again," explained the right- hander, who won 19 games in 1950 nnd was much missed last season while he was In the Army. CLEVELAND (AP) — Roberto Gonzales Aviln, the club's leading hitter and base slealcr, was the only important absentee today as the Cleveland Indians went Into their second day of spring training. The peppery 20-year-old second baseman hasn't signed his 1952 contract, but is reported driving here from his home In Vcra Cruz nnd is expected to arrive tomorrow. Beds Like Killer Tampa, Fla. (AP) — Cincinnati's Reds expected great things from Frank Hlller, former Chlcngo Cub hurler. The off-.seasnn rest apparently has curbed an ailing hack and Frank nnw is one of the hardest workers in camp. EL CENTRO. Calif. <Ar>— Flcct- footfld Jim Busby, (he Chicago While Sr»: base-Mealing outfielder who wound up the 195! season exhausted. will have a new timetable ill 1052. Manner Paul Richards said he plans to play Busby about three weeks at a time and give him four or five days rest in between. that captured the National League pennant. Despite hand injuries he was an everyday wm'kman and al- thouch batting .220 he whacked out 20 home runs, including four grand slatnmers, and drove in 71 runs-. His work In handling the Giant pitchers has also drawn plaudits. The hurlers like his steadv receiving. The tad pitchers like Jim Hearn nnd Sal Mugtie have hart their best plichlng years with Westrum cnlehlng proves he knows his business. Job Nnl Cinched But he doesn't believe he has his job clinched. "I'm going to keep battling." he snys. "You can't let up n minute or somebody will be taking your place. I'm raring to RO and hope this can be my best year." Although reporting about 10 pounds overweight at 198. Wcstrum ,~ays he's in good physical shape nnd will drop (lie excess poundage easily. Wwlrum look over receiving Job when the regular big Walker Cooper was traded by the OIiinLs during the 194f season. In 19SO he had only one error for a new major league record and wasn't, far off that pace Inst season, College Basketball By The. Associated i'ress Penn 07 Notre Dame G6 Vlllanova 57 Siena 49 St. Bonaventure 62 Nlagra 51 Columbia CO Yale C2 Harvard M Boston Univ 48 nuke 58 Davidson 50 North Carolina Forrest 5[ State 65 Wake. Mississippi n Mississippi State 61 Central (Mol 75 William Jewell 63 McPherson so B»ker (Kan) 49 K.insn.'; Wraleynti 75 Bethany (K?.nl 73 Lawrence Tech 04 Hlllsdale 61 Friends (Kan) T,' Sterling 75 Pittsburg (Kanj 68 St. Benedicts (Kan) 5li;-.-_- Southeaster,! (Okla) 46 Oklahoma Bapt^y..H3 Nortlieastern (Okla) 51 East Central (Okla) 40 Texas 54 Bloc 48 Texas ASM 46 Oklahoma City 42 New Mexico AfcM 57 Arizona State (Tempo) 44 Texas Tech 72 Hardin-Stmmons 58 Abilene Christian 64 Howard Payne PO (overtime) Hcndrix 43 Henderson 42 Southern Stale 82 Arkansas A&M 64 Idaho 66 Oregon 60 St. Mary's (Calif) 63 College of Pacific 58 (overtime) Yvars cw Ycrk GlnilLs . f as '<:n »n WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, r rrf , , , and prepare to go lo work at the defcndine National Eco-ue champions' Phoc.ux, Ariz., Spring training camp. (NBA) Wilson, Shawnee in Action Tonight in 3B Tournament By George Clark Courier News Siiorls Editor WILSON—First round play will he completed and quarter-final action will begin tonight in the District Three Class B basketball tournament underway in Wilson's beautiful beech-floored gymnasium. And tonight's three Raines have a bit of local touch as host, Wilson Bulldogs and Kill I night taking on Lake City In a the I first-round flit at 6:30. At a Wil- the son plays Its first game, meeting sett. Last night's first round action neighboring Shavmca Indians. Mis- i West Memphis. Tonight's third slssippi County's t'.ilrd and second i pame at 9 will he a f(uarter-final fuss between Marmaduke of Greme County and McCormlck of Poin- place teams, swing Into action. Shawnee gets things going to- Training Camps Are Minus Several Familiar Faces By RODEN NEW YORK (ft'i —Baseball's spring training camps will not look quite the same when they officially open Saturday—missing will be some of the game's brightest stars. F'millar faces who will not be liams. on hand when the gong sounds include Joe DiMaggio, Charley Keller, Tommy Hcnrich and Ted Wil- Who'll Get NlT Bids? It's Anybody's Guess NEW YORK Ily OHLO ROIIEKTSOX )— The selection committee for the National invitational Basketball Tournament opening in Madison Sciuare Garden March 8 lias promised to announce the five remaining teams by tomorrow. But your £uexs as to who they'll* ----------------------be probably just as good as that of the committee. It's that tough to select worthy teams which are still not committed to the National Collegiate Tournament. Already named lor the NIT tournament are St. Louis, which will play In the NCAA postseason championship as the Missouri Valley Conference winner. Dayton, Scion Hall, St. John's of Brooklyn. Holy Cross, St. Bonaventure and Duquesne. That is as fine an array of basketball talent as you'll find anywhere. Among them they have lost only 19 games. Five of the defeats were suffered by St. f/nils. one of the two teams to defeat, top-ranked Kentucky. The other was Minnesota, Robertson's Choices Without being invited by the committee to give our opinion and without any inside information, here'.s the list from which we would select the fives to fill out the 12- team bracket: LaSalle. 1B-5; Western Kentucky. 23-4; New York University. 16-5; DePaul of Chicago, ia-7; vlllanova, 10-1; Sienna. 18-6; St. Josephs Phila.. lfl-6; Lawrence Tech, 23-2, and Seattle, 27-2. There are other teams with better records that the NIT committee would like very much to Invite but for one reason or the other they nrc not available. Southern State Grabs Berth in NAIB Playoff MAGNOLIA, Ark. <JP>— When the first four finishers of the Arkansas Inter-Collegiate Conference line up here Niarch 3-4 for the state tournament to choose Arkansas' representative to the little college's big tourney, Southern State will be on hand. The Magnolia Mulerider.s clinched a spot in the state playoff last night by .shellacking Arkansas A. ii M. 82-64. Forward Bob Keck netted 22 points to lead Scuthern to the victory-it had to have. Had the Aggies won, they would have gained fourth place In the Ale race and a tourney spot. Forward Boyri Miller paced the A. & M. crew in its final bid for a top spot with 25 points. State tournament is held to choos^. Arkansas' delegate to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball (NAIB) competition In Kansas City. Teams competing this year will be champion Arkansas Tech. Arkansas State Teachers, Arkansas State and Southern. Quizmaster Proves Unsuspecting Cupid NEW YORK (/P)— Bert Parks and . Break Ihe Bank". starring role In the Hoppe Praises Woman Who Is Seeking His Billiard Crown SAN Hoppe. billiard champion, last night got his first look at the first woman FRANCISCO W7— the near-perpetual Willie I with 10 players meeting in a round world ' robin tourney. Cochran introduced Miss Katsura who ever dared challenge his crown. He liked what he saw. Masako Katsura, 39-year-old Japanese sensation, earned broad smiles and applause from Hoppe as she quickly clicked 110 points straight rail and some dozen extremely difficult three-cushion billiard shots. "She has a beautiful stroke and can make fine shots with either his CBS sho have played lives of at least one young couple Six years ago Alan Kiuger met the girl he married II months aco when quixmnstrr Parks suggested that, members of the studio nudl- j world three cushion tournament to thei ni 're hand," said the 64-year-old Happe. winning championships "I look forward to play- who's .since 1906. ing against her." Dale of their meeting in the cnee introduce themselves one sitting alongside. . Rerrntly Alan and Florence Klucer appeared on the Parks show again. They broke Ihe bank for $2.n~.n. The money went into the arrival the bank to "cushion" .. of (he couple's baby this has not been set. Hoppe opens Thursday night. March 6, against Herb Hardt. Chicago bank "clerk. Miss Katsura plays Irving Crane of Binchamton, N. Y.. seven times national pocket billiards king, the following night. nt a press party as "better than Jake Schaefler Sr., at straight rail; better than Edounrd Horemans of Belgium at mnsse shots." She's the first woman ever admitted to a world tourney. Ruhe to Run In Oaklawn's Feature Race HOT SPRINGS, Ark. IfP)— Rhuc. winner of the 193! Arkansas Derby but a badly beaten contender in the Inaugural Handicap here Monday, will try again today for his first win of the season at Oaklawn Park. The ace sprinter from the stable of Mrs. EmII Denmark will run In Ihe featured $2.000 New York Pros.? Allowance Purse. Ruhe, who finished third in the 1951 Kentucky Derby, will carry 113 pounds—A 7-pound advantage over Henry Forrest's Fine Art. Fine Art. Ruhe and Mrs. Hattie Toffel's Owens Cuts, and Irish Bred Runner, are expected to share the favorite's role. Others entered tn the race Include Hopeful Sam, Oloriette, Market Tip, Garrymark. Charing Light Keller nnd Henrich, saw the favored Greenway and Dyess teams move a notch closer the finals. Greenway, picked by just about everybody to cop the district title, ran roughshod over a good Tyroraa (earn by a 66-44 / score. But Dyess' Eagles, the team expected to piny Greenway in the finals, had a little tougher time. The Eagles had to come from Behind in the second half to whip Monette by a 41-33 score. In the third and best game of the night. Oak Grove, with Ronald Butler putting on a one-man show, nosed out Crawfornville 49-46. Buller Scored 32 Butler, a limber six-footer with an uncanny eye for the basket, the nets swishing with a 32 the great New York Yankee out- ! P™it splurge that Is the individual fielder of the ejrly 10!0s all have | nie " [nr tllc tournament thus far. " ' Greenway had absolutely no trouble from Tyronza despite tha fact the Pniiisett Countlans are a smooth-working outfit. Coach Troy Walls' Tigers jumped ahead 19-4 retired. DiMaggio him-! up his clove at the end of hist scar/in. Keller drew his unconditional r?- lesse from Detroit and Henrich resigned as a Yankee coach. Williams, recalled by fie Marine Ccrps, hasn't riecirie.1 whether to! p "'''' rt play with the Boston Red Sox until j s in the very first quarter and then he reports for duty. Also missing firm the Rnd Sox home behind the excellent of Harold Speers and fine floormanship of Bobby Ward. Speers pushed 27 iioints through camp is Bobby Doerr The great " ;c ncts from'his pivot hole, second baseman called it a career! during 1951. There's Brooklyn a star missing at Dodger camp at Vero Beach, Pla. Don Ncwcombc. crack and Luckey Pete. Mai's Boy. with Howard Craigh up, took an early lead and led all the way to win the 6-furlone. Sl.TOO feature yesterday. Third choic» in the betting, he returned $13.00 for a S2 win ticket and was timed in 1:15.2 over a heavy track. Mr. Nealie was second and Swap Out was third. righthander, reported for Army duty yesterday. . Ilarncy ai Si. I'aul Hex Barney, potential Dodger star, will n,ot he seen at the Brook- j lyn camp cither. Wild man Barney I will attempt a comeback with Brooklyn's St. Paul club. Service calls; also will probably limit Ihe activities of Gerry Coleman of the Ynnks nnd Llovd i\fcr- riman of Cincinnati. Both have been recalled by the Marines but expect to play as long as possible. Veteran outfielder Sam Chapman's name will not appear in an exhibition game. General Manager Hank Greenberg of the Cleveland Indians reluctantly piaced chap- man on the voluntary retired list yeslerrtay. Greenberf; failed to talk Chapman out of retiring. A recurring shoulder Injury has Tyronza, after a slow start, Uireatened to make a r<ame of it t|,e a"er intermission but Its best was-jjjk n't good enough for the terrible" 1 'risers. Bobby Young with i4 halted St. Louis Brownie outfielder j P ?ceci the victory punch with 13 Roy Sievers' bid for a comeback. Stivers. Rookie of the Year in 191.9, will be lost to the club for half the season. Young Jimmy Slade Fights Veteran Archie Moore in St. Louis Tonsght ST. LOtris r/f) — Jimmy Slade over Harold Johnson at Toledo places his hopes of a European tour on his most effective weapons— youth, speed nnd a good left hock- in a 10-round llghtheavyweight bout with veteran Archie Moore tonight. At 25. Slade only recently gained ring recognition when he knocked out England's Dan Cockrel! in London last December. The New York Negro stopped the British and European light heavy champion in four rounds. If Slade carries enough punching authority to get past the favored Moore tonight, he'll take off on a promised tour of Europe—a trip expected to be lucrative In experience as well as cash. Smooth Mailbox Paint Jobs Done by U.S. WASHINGTON, D.C. W) — Ever wonder why you rarely see a "Wet Paint" siszn nn a U.S. mail box? Complications like sticky fingers and smudged clothes are avoided by replacing the mail box with a newly painted one when a paint job is needed. In inland areas this is done every' two or three years. In coastal cities replacement is made annually. Last year it took 9,000 gallons of quick- riryinp enamel to keep the nation's ng a bicycle in a nearby village. They testified at his trial that he •ears of ring experience. His latest was a member of the band which shewing was a 10-round decision I killed the planter. summer. Play continues through March 22 mall boxes spruced up. Kls. (API - Third v .,ueman Eddie Yost Ls due in the UVi.'Jiincloii Senators' camp today after ending 111." salary holdout for ,1 reported $20,000 th« club's highest mellow and light just right FOR SAL Ammonium Nitrate 20 1 / 2 Per Cent For Information and Price, Call WEST MEMPHIS COTTON OIL MILL WEST MEMPHIS, ARK. Phone West Mempnis. St Phone Mcmphis> month ago. Mopre, a St. Louis Negro, has won 69 of his 123 fights by knockouts. Bandit Accomplice Gets 15-Yeor Term TPOH. Malaya (API—A 21-year- old Chinese was sentenced recently lo 15 years imprisonment on a charge of consorting with Communist terrorists. He was arrested in connection with the assassination of a British planler in 19J8. 'I'he arrest was made when two former bandits, no>y operating with The 35-year-old Moore ranks as i a police jungle squad, saw him rid- he No.2 light-heavy behind champ ^y Maxim, however, and has 19 points and Sammy Watson with 13 paced Tyronza. Monelte Tough Monette proved a little tougher for the skyscraping Eagles of Dy- ed. The Buffaloes commanded the game throughout the entire first half while the Eagles stumbled arpund In a d?.ze. But late in the second quarter the Eagles found the range and whittled a nine point deficit down to a single point by intermission time. The coming of the second hall brought new life to Coach Tom Parks' crew and the Eagles pulled ahead to stay late in the third period. Wayne Lemons and Jack Hollingsworth, the Eagles' two giants, ar.d 11 points respectively. Thomas. i> pint-sized fast break artist, led the Buffs with 12 points. Ebb Plckens and Tom Eubanks of Jonesbnro and Harold (Trigger)^. Wall of Manila, have been assign.HiV ed as floor officials for the tournament. Box scares; TJyess (11) Pos. (33) Monelte Cox (9) , F , . (7) Henry Hollingsworlh (11) F . (7) Dunlgaji Lemons (12) c ... (4) Hazel Francis (3) o (12) Thomas Criswell (6) 3 .. Merryman Substitutions: Dyess — Henson, Mahan and Williams. Monette — Huffstickler (1), Hogan (2), and Blinkenship. fireeniray («6> Pos. (Ml Tjronia Gatewood (8) ..F <-t) Smith Norman no) ...F .... (6) Lewis Speers (27) ..,..C ... (14) Young B. V.'2rd (12< ...G .... (7) Davis Wright (3) o . (13) Watson Substitutions: Greenway — Bateman H>, Kegley (2) and S. Ward. Tyronza—L. Morris, and Jett. Oak Grove 49 Pos. 46 Crawfordsrille R. Butler 132) F (10) A. Briggs. L. Butler (11) . F .. (12) Rogers Jones (2) c (5) Howe Penny (1) o Cockrlll Fesler (3) G (17) C. Briggs Substitutions: Oak Grove—Shepard and Hollis. Crawfordsvilft — Landrum (2) and Glenn. BRAND THE OLD SUNNY BROOK COMPANY, LOUISVILLE. KENTUCKY

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