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Blytheville, Arkansas
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SATURDAY, MARCH I, 1952 BtYTHEVTLLB fAKK.) COTJKTCT NETYS Chicks, Leachville Beaten in District Tourney D_.. f\^L *._ ~r •! ^ M i- xx * * Bay Defeats Tribe 64-59; Jonesboro Whips Lions By GEORGE CI.AHK (Courier News Sports Editor) JONESRORO-Two Crntehoad teams-Ray and Jones)T \°^ e . 8W * with Kt;ile lo'imament aspirations, M , 1 -? 1?S '!' Pi , C <H>nty's two remaining entrants and I.eadivillo— from the running i n the semi Jonesblro's Hurricane completed | v (>« great, comeback after a rugged T ' «arly season by soundly whipping Leachville's Lions 55-44 in lajst night's first semi-final contest, and in the second Bay made It completely a miserable evening for Mississippi County, fans by turning back the Chicksaws 64-59. The victories assured Jonesboro »nd Bay of berths in the state tournament, opening at Payetteville next Wednesday. They'll meet tonight at 8:15 In the finals of the district tournament. While neither victory can be considered an upset, both came as surprises In most corners. Many fans had already conceded the final berths to the Chicks and Lcachvine. But Jonesboro and Bay had other ideas. Both teams played inspired ball, making 'few. errors and prospering by the miscues made by the apposition. Jonesboro jumped to an early lead and then turned on the coal in the late stages when Leachville had a comeback in the making. The Bay-Blytheville game was a little different. The two teams; f^piatched goals for the first five minutes before Bay started pulling away. The Yellowjackets took a 2119 edge at the end of eight minutes of play and from there on ccm- manded the game at all times. Isbell Was Thnrn The Yellowjackets added 21 more points in the second half to take 42-35 halltime edge and then hung on In the last half. Tlie chicks outscorert Bay 24-22 in the last two quarters but just wouldn't, manage to get anything that resembled a decent comeback working against Bay's tight defense. While Pulley led Bay's sccring with 19 points a little guard by the name of Perry Isbell .was the bis thorn in Blytheville's side in that crucial last hnlf. The little guy was all over the place, pressing out front and then sinking under to await rebounds bouncing off someone's fingers. The Chicks played a good ball game, not tops but rood, but they cculdn't match Bay's uncanny shooting and when their big power punch of Montroe Holland and |Bob (Red) Childress failed to go , on Ihe rebound and jump shots they j t became a mite addled and that was • l( air Hay needed. Joe Lynn Vowell was the Chick's big gun. He whipped 17 points throurh the nets befcre hp fouled Spurlock (16) ..C.... (15) Holland I.sbell lit) .... 0 ...... M , Mosley Hi " <8) ....... 0.... ( 2 , Harrison Substitutions: Bay — Underwood Knight (1). Blytheville — O'Brien <4j, Burnham and Gentry <1). Bolt, Burke Lead At Baton Rouge Texans Set Hot Pace As SI 0,000 Open Enters Third Round BATON ROUGE. La. Wi — Two Texans ivlio want to s | 10 ot it oill might pc-t. the chance in (lie $10000 Pressure Off Now, Mantle Thinks He's In for a Muck Better Year B.v JOE KKICHJ.EH The quiet youngster from the lead and zinc mine country around on the rosier aiirt M ^ that Fort Smith Defeated In Big Six Tourney B.v The Associated Press Ft. Smith's Grizzlies won't be on hjnd to defend their Arkansas Class A high school basketball championship in Fayetteville next week. Rouge Open Golf Tourna- Baton nient. Tommy Boli and Jack Burke Jr are leaders as the tournament moves into third round play today over the Baton Rouge Country Club course. Bolt. ivho plays under the colors of a Durham, N. C., club, lives In Houston, and fs a native of Oklahoma, holds a one stroke lead with a 08-09-137. Burke is second wilh a Their nearest rivals are seven strokes behind anrt Bolt admits that "it looks like it's between Jack and me." "There's no guy I'd rather see win," said Bolt about Burke -But there's no. guy I'd rather beat. "Dcn't get me wrong, we're good friends. That's why I'd like to beat him. But if i have to lose. I'd ratlier lose to Burke than anyone." Riley, Fields To Team for Wrestle Bout out with four minutes to go in the final period. R:?ht behind was Holland who scored in. Early Lead Good Leachvllle hart the same trouble as Blytheville. The Lions couldn't get their offense to moving scon The first appearance of a newcomer and the return of an old- timer, will highlight action in the itch feature of the American 'r wrestling matches at Memorial Auditorium Monday night. Making his first appearance before a Blytheville crown will be Scotty Kirkpatrick. a veteran ton- ghie who will tejun with Shlek Ben Ali against Lee Fields and Tex HiJey. Riley Is the returning oldtimer. HP Hill be making his first appearance here in almost a year. r y T.d" d .nruTs,r^ h,d r ™-*™«T^-^^ ly i trouble finding the baskets while the Hurricane couldn't miss. LeacJiviJIe scored but six points in the first quarter while Jonesboro got net lor 15 and that proved to be the difference along with big Jack Caldwelt who haH one of his best nlzhts in the pivot hole. The big Hurricane center hit the baskets for 19 points to lead Jonesbm-o's scoring. For Leachville. Shelby McAdams w;-s hlfh with 18. J'boro (551 Fos. HI) I^achville Hunter (6) F.. (18) McAdams Dean (5) F <10I D. Buck taCaldwell (19) ..C <7> Sain • Nceley (2)' G... (4) Gilpatrick Childs (111 G (51 Kennett Substitutions: Jcnesboro — Davis (91. Falls 13!. Yielding. Booher and Rogers. Leac.hvllle — Steed and Adams. Biy IH) Pos. (59) lily'vlllc Pulley (19) .. F... (10) Childress one of the most popular wrestlers ever to perform-here. Fields and Ben Ali are oldtimers lo Blytheville fans too and both have appeared here recently. In fact this will be the fourth straight week lor Ben Ali on the Blytheville card. take on Ben Smith • -F <»7) Vowel ed. Opium Goes Overboard SINGAPORE (.T; The fish tn Singapore harbor came close to experiencing an involuntary opium jag recent ly. A customs patrol launch ap- nroaclied a Chinese, sampan. The crew tossed several bundles over the side. A customs man dived after them. The bundles were found to contain 20 pounds of opium f worth S5.000. The crew was arrest-! Tourney Golf and Tennis with Wife Has Kiner in Top Condition PALM SPRINGS, Calif. W, — Ralph Kiner. Ihe Pittsburgh Pirate hcme run hitter, says he'll be in the best physical condition of his career when he reports for spring training Monday—thanks to his wife. Not only that, Kiner says the missus will be responsible, for any records he might break in the coming season. The missus is pretty Nancy Chnffee, national indoor tennis singles champion. Since they were married after the end ol the 1951 season, the Kincrs have been spending many hours on f :heir tennis court near Iheir luxurious home. The Thunclerbird Country Club Is right out.slde the Kiner door and when the big outfielder Isn't on the tennis court he usually can be found playing a round of golf. "I've been averaging about five rcunds a "week." Kiner declared. "And do 1 beat Nancy playing tennis? N'ot often, but 1 manage an i <:>ccasiooal set." | Kiner declared his tennis playing j has helped his co-ordination tremendously, adding: "I believe It also helped my arm. It seems much stronger. The mus- jcla In my shoulder used to hurt j when I threw- the ball hard but i with (he tennis I've played the ser| vice has taken all that away." Klncr. who hasn't yet signed his 1952 contract, said he'll talk matters over with Buc president John G.ilbreath shortly alter the train- j ine seastn opens Monday at nearby San Bernardino. The big fellow and 1 [Garbrcath negitiated two years ago.' ] Kiner signing for a reported M5.-• COO a year. He has Indicated he would like to sign another two-year •• part at around $70000 yearly. The Grizzlies were beaten 3B-36 by Pine Bluff in a double overtime semi-final of the Big Six Conference tournament in Little Rock last night and thus were eliminated from the state title race. Pine Bluff and North Little.Rock will meet in the Big Six final tonight. North Little Rock beat El Dorado 34-27. Finals are on top Saturday night in all other districts. In districts where two elimination tourneys are being played in each classification, only the winner of each will get a state tournament berth, where there is only one elimination for the district In each classification, winner and runner-up go into the state meet. Finals in those eliminations v.'ill determine only the placing of the learns in the state tournament bracket. Last Night's District Results: District One Class A at Harrison Rogers 33 Alma 33 semifinal Fayetteville 4<1 Harrison 42 (overtime) semifinal District Two Class A at Scarcy Tuckerman 60 Lynn 44 Newport 53, Egypt 60 Searcy 43 Augusta 32 Batesville 59, Ho>:ie 44 B;nton 51 Bryant 42 Clinton 36 Benton 25 F^eridan 30 center Ridge 29 4N Class B at Hardy Clover Bend 03 Melbourne 50 Ash Flat 72 Cave City 53 Poughkeepsie 85 Imbodcn 54 Salem 43 Violat 42 (two overtimes) 2S Class B at C.rubbs Bradford 76 McHae 41 Swifton 59 Heber Springs 40 Judsonla 55 Charlotte 36 Kensett 37 uark 33 Grubbs 57 Pleasant Plains 38 Swifton 57 Bradford 39 District Three Class A xt Jonesboro Bay 64 Blytheville 59 semifinals Jonesboro 55 Leachville 44 semifinals Ctas* R a( Wilson Dyess 65 McCormick 33 semifinals Greemvay 69 Lake City 42 semifinal District Four Class A at Kusselhilli- Subiaco 2T Clarksvllle 28 Booneville 35 Paris 33 Lavaca 63 Ozark 30 Waldron 50 Mena 37 Greenwood 57 Booneville 44 Mansfield 43 Subiaco 40 Class B al Hartman Hartford S2 Oden 60 semifinals Coal Hill 53 Ola 40 semifinals District Five € A at Conway Sheridan 53 Jacksonville 47 Center Hirige 3G Msbelvale 20 Clinton 57 .Bauxite 38 Benton 51 Bryant 42 Clinton 36 Benton 25 Sheridan 30 c-nter Ridge 29 5S Class B at Bnuxlle Fountain Lake 39 Carlisle 25 Bismarck 36 Magnet Cove overtime District Six C!a« A .if Brlnkler Forrest City 58 Das' Arc 14 Ben final Wilmar 49 Banks 46 Tillp.r 39 Arkansas city 31 Dumas 38 Virk 34 8N Clnss nt White H:i|l White Hall 43 Glendale 38 semifinal New Kdinburg 51 Rison 36 semifinal 31 Class n at Clarendon Barton 36 Elaine 31 semifinal Cherry Valley 47 Parkin 42 semifinal ' Distrfrl Seven • 7\V Class A at Trxnrkant Ashdown 42 Nahsville" 36 semifinals Texarkana 73 Gurdon IS semifinal If, Crass A n( Hampton Magnolia 44 Fordyce 42 Fnier.erm fio camden 33 7E Class I? Waldo 53 Bearden 30 Sparkman 42 Hampton 35 District Eight Class A at McCehee MonliccIIo 33 Drew Central 35 semifinal McGchce 40 Warren 37 semifinal RS Cl.iss B at Dum«» Arkansas City u Selma 35 Vlck 51 Fountain Hill 37 Hermitage 62 Lake Village 41 Jonesboro, Ft. Smith in Junior Finals MAGNOLIA. Ark. (,7>i - Jonesboro anci Ft. Smith tangle tonight Boys Basketball the state cham- thnt tag when it ca last night to handily def m t a strong , . - ...... .....i ULU-IH, tt :>L!UI1K Ml. Holly quintet 41-31 In the semi- Hester led the way with 17 finals. Loy points. "-13. A ball-hawking little gttart Ronnie Bateman of Ft. Smith tal lied 12 points for scoring honors. WAKNING ORDRR In the Chancery Court. Chlcka- sawba District. Mississippi County, Arkansas. Hermle Decanter, Ptf. _. v , 5 ' , No, 11,986 Charlie E. Decanter. Dft. The defendant. Charlie E De- Canter, is hereby warned to npjiear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Hennle Decanter. 19 ?, atcrt thls 22nd da 5' °' February, Harvey Morris, Clerk Anita Sykes. D. C. Guy Walls, attorney for ptf. Ed B. Book, attorney Ad Litcm. * Mantle does not mind telling vou that he wns a bewildered, frightened and worried 19-year-old Ind last April when he found himself in the opening day lineup, plav- ing nloiiBshle of the great JOB l)i- Maggio, after only two years of professional experience In the low minors. He admits that he v.'as "d o fi l; o n e scared" of the American I.eni-uo pitchers he had never seen but Mickey Manlle *.^ M S ° m " dl "I don't thlnx I'll be seared anymore," he smiled. "Not Hint I think I know all about the pitchers. Far from it. It Is Just that I believe I have been through the mill. A year's experience up here means so much. "Another thing." he added. "I know now that 1 can't be what the writers made me out to IK last spring. After that terrific buildup last year, I felt I had to get on base every time I came to bat. I think I began lo worry right from opening day. I tried so hard to live up to all those nice things said of me. I know now that I tried loo hard. I became over- soon -^---^, — .. .jt of bad pitches. As a result, I piled up a frightful number of strikeouts." Slilppen to Kansas City Mantle struck out at such a furious pace that Manager Casey Stengel was obliged lo ship him to Kansas City. His confidence had dipped to a low ebb. Mickey got oft* to a slow start at KC, getting only one lilt In his first 16 limes at bat. He finished strong, however, swatting a robust .301 In DOG TIRED- ^^sti^ Sfr^^eXIS T^W '£ ™ d^ iu the Junior Tournament for .... „.„„ „„„„. pmnslnp and JoneKboro will play the favorite's role. i -••>— ™~ .....^. * uci.itJiu.7 u% The East Arkansas entry 1 gained' nnxious ' began to press and s ne from behind f°"nd myself swinging at a lot ireenway, Dyess in Finals >f District B Tourney Tonight Big 7 Committee Hits Recruiting games and was recalled by the Vanks. He wound up hitting .2(J7 with the Yankees but fanned 74 times In 96 games. However, he drove In 65 runs with 13 I.o-.ners. Mantle was reminded that he was being groomed ns the successor to Joe DiMaggio in centerfield and didn't he think there would be pressure applied on thnt score? '.'Who said I was DiMagglo's successor?" Mantle wanted to know. "I don't consider myself that. How can anyone think that when I haven't proved yet I can play here regularly? I'm just out to win a regular. Job. I don't even know h> I can make It. although I'm going Nebraska, K-State Rapped for Tactics; Players Ineligible KANSAS CITY f/F,--The BI B Seven Conference faculty committee rapped two of Us member schools for their recruiting liu-tlcs and I ruled Inollpible two Kansas State College bnskctbnll players. In Ihe latter action, It merely confirmed B step taken by fC-State itself after Nebraska University complained the school had lured two Omaha, Neb., high school athletes to Its ctimmis Illefnlly. The two players involved were Stanley Schnetzle and David Bell who had enrolled at K-State In January. Turn to ACK Plan Today, the faculty committee meeting turned Its attention to the American Council of Education proposal for athletic de-empha,=is eliminating spring practice and post-season football and basketball gnrnes. As to the Nebraska complaint. lodged early In February—the faculty committee ruled yesterday that both Kansas State and Nebraska I hnrt violated the B!» Seven rules by giving the two players tryouts on their campuses. The committee commended K- Stale [nr its quick move In declaring the iinys Ineligible. 2,:23-3il-8-15 to try iny best." From the Training Camps— Dove /Cos/o Perfects Knuckler; Cubs Begin Exhibitions Today By Tht Auociated Press PHOENIX, Ariz. ift-LMy Dave Koslo of the New York Glante believes he is headed for K banner Mason. The little game cock has been I Beein working on a pitch for MBS A. Art", past year ^nd has perfected it. Cute prepared "I began throwing the knuckleball early last season." Dave said today. "I have worked on It constantly since then arid hove now come to the point where I throw It with confidence. "The knuckle-ball will add about three years to my career." !.«£* Count VERO BEACH, Fla. DeWilt v> Uirianna ti i.- . ' yn Do d<?" second baseman Jackie C^VaVc^nlV 1 Seml " n " Rob "«°" »" to"* that the con- Robinson asked. mean anything. "It's the lees ditlon of the legs anrt not age or eight determine the length of n iseball career. "What riifTerence does it make what age you put on the rosier: 1 * Ti-t.i . "Numbprs don't -- --„_ that count. Too much attention ts paid to weight. Weight doesn't mean much us long as your legs feel strong." ITnpTeased with Platoon ST. PETERSBURG. Pla. OT>— Outfielders Mickey Mantle. Jackie Jensen. Gene Woodling and Hank Bauer are not entirely pleased with New York Yankee manager Casey Stengel's two platoon system. Mantle emphasi7£d recently that he planned to slick to switch hitting. The other three commented that they didn't care where they played Just as long a« they played. (<P»—The Chicago . . -- for their Initial Intra-squad baseball game today with manager Phil Cavaretta try- Ing his first experiment on rookie Leon Brlnkopf. Brlnkopf, a third sacker with lx>s Angeles last year, will be tested In left P.eld. Later Cavaretta hopes to try the star freshman at shortstop. Sox Gel Heady PASADENA. Calif. l,TV~The Chicago White Sox moved into Pasadena from El Centro and other points today to open formal spring baseball drills. Among the new arrivals were star shortstop Chico Carrasquel and second baseman Nellie Fox. N.Ms Grt Pllrhcrs ORLANDO. Fla. lilt— Washington Manager Bucky Harris got a rundown on four rookie pitchers yesterday from Cal Ermer. the man who handled them last year at Charlotte. Ermer. Chattanooga's pilot now. ' reviewed the won-lost record of ] the four: Harley Grossman. 10-2: ' Bob DanlcJson, 11-3; Levl Flesh-! man. 20-9. and Gerald Lane. 17-6. j But he declined to state a prefer- [ ence. He told the pitcher-hungry ' Harris: "Vot; figure it out." j In batting practice yesterday, Cftss Michael and Irv N'nren each' knocked three over the fence. College Basketball Eagles Drub McCormick 65-33; Tigers Roll Over Lake City 69-42 By CHARLEY FEI.TS (Courier News Correspondent) i WILSON—Semi-final play in'the District Three Clasj basketball tournament went just ns expected here last night ami tonight pro-to.mioy favorites Dyess and Greemvay will clash for the district championship. Both Grcemvay and Dyess won,+- -„___ Henderson, " Quachita Tilt Is Cancelled AflKADELHIA, Ark. W—The m- riunl Thnnkssiving Day football same betivocn Ou.lchita College and Henderson State here ha.s been call- ert off. H. A. Hnswell. president of Ou»- chlta. announced yesterday that th« panic—a tradition here—will not b« played this year. He said Willicm Jc\vel] College of Liberty. Mo., will rcplnc-e Henderson on Ouacrilta'i schedule, but that no replacement was sought for 1953 In event th« inter-city rivalry could be renewed. A city festival which has preceded that game also has been called off. Qu.lrter-rinalu Kentucky 85. Tiilano 81 Tennessee f»l, Alabama BO . Louisiana State 75, Mississippi C.O j i Florida eg, Vanderbllt 63 (overtime) Columbia B3. Dartmouth 50 Princeton OS, Harvard 55 Duke 04. North Carolina 64 Cincinnati 82. William and Mnrj- George Washington 51, Maryland 56 Missouri S3. Iowa State 49 Valparaiso 55. Washington (St.' Louis! 43 William Jewel! 81, Tarklo ,17 Baker (Kan) 70, Kansas Wesley- .in 55 Hastings H5. Doane B9 iel (Kan) 64. College of Em- SI. poria 55 New Mexico Western I Michaels <NM> 51 Wyoming 69, Colorado 39 Washington 75, Washington State 37 California 6R. Stanford 52 San Francisco 69, College of Pacific 52 Oregon State 65, Oregon 52 Among birds now extinct are the P3ssc!>e<!r pigeon, the great auk and , 7,.ibr,idor dtick. Just as everyone tho-.iRht (hey would, in last night's semi-dual action— by MB margins. Dyess. Mississippi County's champion, whipped Mc- Cormtck 05-33 ami Oreenway had little trouble In getting by Lake City 00-42. The two teams will clash tonight at n in the finals, in a preliminary game at 7:30 McCormick and Lake City will meet for the third place trophy but neither will be allnwcrt lo (>o to the .state lomnament fit Present! next week as the district is allowed only to send Its champion and runner-up. Both Dj'ess and Grecnway jumped to early leads and then poured it on. Dycss 18-13 at the eiul of the first quarter but at halflime the Eagles had built up their lead lo 34-21. From there o nthey coasted. The Eagles' superior height "was their asset. They controlled the backboards and their big boys kept Ihe game moving their way. Hollliijrsworth Leads V'ay Lanky Jnck Hollingsworth was the Eagles' big gun. He scored 16 jraliits to' lead the attack but he had plent yof help from Lnvell Box with 13 and Crlswell with nine. Grecnway never left any doubt as to the outcome of Ms game. The Tigers of Coach Troy Walls built up an 1B-9 lea dat the end of the first eight minutes and from there on It wa seasy. Lake City was never in the game. The Catfish, who had looked very 1m The Catfish, who had looked very Impressive In two earlier games, were unable to do much with the Tigers' speed anrt uncanny shoot<~~ eyes. Promised Land, Sudbury Triumph ' Sudbiiry and Promised Land scored victories In the "Y" Gr«d« School basketball league »t th« Armory esterday aflernoon. and-, bury bouncing Lange by 38-g «n4J Promised Lund whipping Central by 18-13. Yarbro's second half lnd« ers drew a bye. Suribtiry had trouble ««M(nf started find led by 8-2 it th» hi. tcrmt.=slon but scored 20 point* la HarVld" Spcers, the Tiers' high- i "'" se « nd ! £ alf *•> « 'w L.n8«V. mted center, once again was Da " ny Brntcher got 12 on e flelS goals and Charles Coalter tallied 8. Billy Boss was high for Lar,g« with 6 points. In the second game, Wm. Mshp» led the Promised Lnnd scoring with B markers and Jimmy Spain was high for Central with 6. Next week's games will olosa the regular season. touted center, once again was Grccnwny's big man. His 23 points were high for the night. Norman scored 16 for Grcetiway and B. Ward got 14. For Lake City, Stotts was hteh with 11. Tonight's charojiionshlp is the Clnss B game everyone has been wlatlng to see. It will be a match of speed against height and few will venture a guess as to the outcome. Dye.w Toi. .VcCnrmlck Cox (13) r Conatscr, H'worth (18) . F -(15) Cook' Lemons (7) ... O. .. (101 Carroll! Crlswell (B) .. a. ... (5) Maxwell j Francis (8) .. Q Benson Substitutions: Dyess—Henson (8 Mahan (1), Modesltt. McCormick About 110 species of blrde h«T» become extinct in htstorto —Da vies ham (2). Oretnway Gatewood ( Norman H6) (1), Chamberlain, Ora- 'ov r.akc CUT P (Ill Stotts -- P. (7) L. Bl'kshcar Sneers I23> ... O (3) Flynn ' B. Ward (14> . a. (7) Chlsenhall ' WrlRhl O (81 Barker Substitutions: Qreenway—Bate- man (4t. Keglev (41 arid S. Ward (2). Lake City B. Blackshear rei ! SPRING PLANTING SEEDS Oats, Alfalfa, I.espedeza, Clovers, Soybeans and Seed Corn. See us before you buy. BlythevilU Soybean Corp. Dione 6856 - 1800 West Main FOR RENT Typewriters & Adding Machines New & Late Model Machines—Low Rotet We hnj owd office machine! it furniture. Johnson Office Equipment Co SALES—SERVICE 112 S, Broadway—Phone 4420 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA W R E S T LI N G Monday, March 3 8 p.m. TAG MATCH Tex Riley & Lee Fields n. S. Kirkpatrick & Ben Ali For Reserved Seats. Call 33p9 Adulu 50c—Children 15c Also 3 1-Fall Marches « Kirkpafrick vs. Riley Fields vs. Ben Ali ORS Ammonium Nitra 20 1 / 2 Per Cent For Information and Price, Call WEST MEMPH! :OTTON oi WEST MEMPHIS, ARK. Phone West Merapnls, 8i Phone Memphis, 5-1040

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