The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 5, 1952 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 5, 1952
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 19S2 Osceola Girls Win in District- Dell and Luxora Play Tonight in a 37-34 thriller ississippi County's other two en- familiar role of "often a. bridesmaid but seldom a bride' 1 ? •* The Hurricane trants. Dell and Luxora are slated to see action. Dell, the county's second place team. Is booked to meet Rector in its first action at 6:45 and at 9 Luxora, which beat Turrell In first . round play, will meet the Greene County Tech team In the feature game at 9 o'clock. Osceola, one of the .three favored teams, had more trouble getting by Earle than most observers had. expected. The Crlttenden LEXINGTON. Ky. op, _ Big Bill Coimtians pushed Coach Dukie s l" vp >'' s Protest that he was "tried Speck's sextet all the way forcing ' and , convi « c < 1 without benefit ol . Ihe Seminolettes to put on H last ' rl " half splurge to save the game. Watson lx:d Way here last night by _., „ „_. The game wa.s one of the three »first round tilts played last night and it was Osceola's first action in Often fl Bridesmaid, Etc. the tournament. In other games last night. Bay showed signs of power by edging out a good Dixie team 51-49 and Plggott won as expected over Tyronza 55-36. First round play is scheduled to be completed and quarter final play *" " begin in tonight's session and Jonesboro Has Unequaled Record in State Tourney FAYETTBVILLE, Ark. Mv-Wlll Jonesboro, one of the contenders In this year's state high school basketball tournament, again plav its famflist- rnta nf "rtffjsrt n I.-.--!.- '. . . . ... ^ BillSpivey's Protest Falls On Deaf Ears Katie- Mae Watson. Osceola's big scoring punch, was the big difference. Katifi Mae s«ishe<i 17 points through the nets to lead the scoring for the nl»ht. Shirley Taylor led Earle with 16 points. But high point honors for the ses- sjon went to Clara Janes, Plggott's Sf.shy forward who scored 31 points to leabf the Mohawk six to its win over Tyronza. Virginia Scott ol Bay also put on a fine scoring exhibition hitting 28 points to pace the Yellow-Jackets to their will. Csceola will not see action again until tomorrow night when the Seminolettes meet Piggott in what should be one of he best games of ihe tournament. Osceola IMS. Farle . p (7, Hall . F (in Belue . F C16) Taylor G Hook O Sullivan G Eubanks Mann (9) ., Spiers (9) .. Watson (17) Peeper Kentirick ... Lowe ....... Substitutions: Earle — Harris. Osceola — Dunn. „ was shrugged off today by the University of Kentucky Athletic Board. The towering star of Kentucky's 1951 NCAA basketball championship team said he was denied the privilege of answering "undisclosed accusations" linking him with tbe basketball scandals. In response, a board spokesman said last night only that the board would stand on its decision. The decision stripped the 7-foot All- America center of hLs athletic eligibility on a permanent basis and he was suspended from school. College Basketball By The Associated Press Columbia 62 Yale 56 Princeton 60 Rutgers 52 NYU 84 CCNY 47 Oklahoma City 65 Phillips 41 Washburn 75 Ottawa (Kan) 53 Georgetown (Do 72 George Washington 70 New Mexico A&M 34 Eastern New Mexico 27 Arkansas Tech 50 Arkansas State Tchrs 39 Southern Stale 59 Arkansas State. 55 From The Training Camps — Brooks Cut Four From Squad; Stephens Shines for Bosox By Tr|e Associated Press VERQ BEACH. Fla. </P,-The Brooklyn Dodgers cut tow, players from their squad today. Pitchers Phil Haugstad, Jack »— --- , _ Banta, catcher Dick Teed and veteran outfielder Jim Russell will remain here when a 40-man team' leaves Friday for Miami to begin the exhibition season. Haugstad is staying behind to work some stiffness out of his arm and Teed to obtain more practice from Northeast Arkansas has reached the semifinals of the big indoor show 18 times in the past 29 years. But only four limes has it won the championship. It, was runnerup five other years. No other school in the state can match Jonesboro's success hi each- ing the next to final rcund of the state tourney, but there are others with better records of snaring the title. Pine Bluff has reached the semifinals 13 years and gone on to capture the big prize seven times for the top mark. Little Rock's Tigers have a 13-5 record; North Little Rock 6-2 and Port Smith 4-2. Tourney Starts Today The 1952 tournament opens here today ami hi the lineup are six teams rtlch have reached the semifinals in previous meets. They are Jonesboro. Pine Bluff. North Little Rock. Fayetteville, Greenwood and Sheridan. Jonesboro, Pine Bluff, Fayetteville and North Little Rock all are former winners. Only four teams will compete in the first round of the tournament today. Emerson and Clinton will clash in the first game starting at I p.m.; Fayetteville meets Lavaca in the second contist, scheduled to start at 2:30. Going back to 1923. when the state tournament became an elimination contest instead of a rotind- robin affair, Jonesboro reached the semi-finals in 1923. 24. 26. 27. 30, 37. 38. 39. 40 42, 44, 45, 46, 47. 43, 49, 50, 51. It was runnerup in 1024, '26, 27, 30, 46 and won the championship in 1937. 38. 40, and 42. In 1949 and 1950 Jonesboro got no farther than the semi-finals of class A, but in those two years, the winners of Class A and the Big Six meets clashed for the state laurels. In its 27 games in the semi-finals and finals. Jonesboro has won 13 ami lost 14. It has split even with Little Rock In six games but asaimt Pine Bluff, the Zebras hold 4-2 edge. Thirteen other teams make up the other semi-final and final opponents of Jonesboro in post tournaments. Read Courier News Classified Ads. 1n switch-hitting. Russell and Banta apparently are on their way to the minors. Shea Looks Good ST. PETERSBURG. Pla. - The . . New York Yankees are impressed over the showing of pitcher Frank Shea. • Shea, a bust since his great rookie season of 1947. Is throwing his natural slider again, they say. "This is my last chance and I know it," Shea remarked. Stephens Sbines SARASOTA, Fla, f..T>) — Red Sox Manager Lou Boudreau seems set A his 1952 Infield after expressing ^y with the way Vern Stephens has been looking both afield and at bat. Boudreau said his starting Infield may have Walt Dropo at first, Johnny Pesky at second. Stephens at short third. . and Fred Hatfield on Taylor 10 First LAKELAND. Fla UP, — Although rlcht fielder Vic Wertz Is still at work on his switch to first base, Manarer Red Rolfe plans to start Ben Taylor at the post in the Detroit Tigers' opening exhibition game. H'akef/eld Catchlnj TUCSON, Ariz. (iT> ( — Dick Wakefield, who says he will "do anything to stay with this ball club." is getting a tryout as a catcher with the Cleveland Indians. Kenny Fans 'Km TAMPA. Fla. </?>)—Kenny Rafens- berger the Cincinnati Reds' sparse haired "old professor," had the batters chopping a I. empty air with Ford Frick Denies New Police System Installed In Majors By WHITNTV MARTIN TAMPA. Fla. W;—Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick said today that baseball will continue to exercise constant vigilance to prevent gamblers from approaching players, but he denied that a new "police" system has been instituted. The statement followed a story from Los Angeles quoting Bill Sum- Jake LaMotta To Quit If He Loses Tonight DETROIT (/Pj — Former Middleweight Champion Jake LaMotta says he is ioins to put up his boxing gloves for good if he is beaten badly in his bout with Eugene (Sil- entl Hairston here tonight. It should be a good fight with LaMotta rated a slight underdog. Hnirston has ambitions of being the man lo knock LaMotta off his feet. "Ill retire—definitely—If he beats me decisively." LaMotta said. But he quickly added he had no thought of losing. There also was plenty of confidence in Hairston's corner. His manager. Mike Miele. said "We're all right. We didn't take the La- Mitta fight to lose it." LaMotta. who now has cast his lot as a light heavyweight, declared he needed only a couple more fights "and I'll be ready for Joe Maiim. light-heavyweight champion.' The 30-year-old LaMotta will seek to break the longest losing streak VV..T v, luifvuir, nt c-tjijjty air Wllll J '" "i crt/v me iuii^e;sL losin that down-swooping curve of his in |°f his 12-year profes.stcna training session yesterday. Ratty took time out after workout to .express the hope that a?re Isn't anything to the trade- Bnds making the rounds that he will be offered to the Brooklyn Dodgers In exchange for infielcier Rocky Bridges. MelkoTtch Reports 11 SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. Wj— ! I Bill Meyer, Pittsburgh Pirate man-jl ager, got out the welcome mat to-|| day for outfielder Georsrc Metko-1 vich. : Metkovich receiver! permission to • report late so he routd finish some 11 movie work—an off-season sideline, i I He dropped the only two start* he the made last year ami lost his initial engagement this year. mers, American League umpire. a< telling the St. Louis Browns that such a system, designed to keep players from the fans before game= ro safeguard the athletes from gamblers, would be in effect this "There really is nothing new about it," Prick said. "I have talked to American League President Will Harridee and National Leaeue President Warren Giles concernine precautionary measures, and I asked them to caution the players about talking to stranaers, but that is all. "Nothing has come up to, arouse suspicion that any tampering has been attempted, but we just want to eliminate any possibility oj that happening. "Sometimes stran.eers will come and offer to buy players a meal or a drink. We Just have to be careful about the players being picked up by men they know nothing about. "But as far as a 'police 1 system Is concerned, we plan no such measure. We will continue to exercise constant vigilance, that's all." Pups Run Today In Field Trials HERNANDO. Miss, lip, — Canine smallfry got their chance at quail today In the Memphis Amateur Field Trial Club's 21st annual meet. Running opened In the derby- limited to 2-year-old pointers and setters—and puppy stakes. The club's new nil-age champion is Furlow. a sleek pointer owned by P. A. Mallcry of Chattanooga, Tcnn. Furlow was given the nod yesterday on the strength of briski mannerly quail hunt that turned up two quail bevies. He handled his finds with smooth competence. H the steel made in the world : in 1.1,50 had been divided equally i among the Inhabitants of the , earth, each person would have received about 112 pounds. j Swans on England's Thimes River are given frequent shampoos to: clean their feathers of oil and bilge I wast* from ships. I NOW OPEN! There's something new In Blythevllle. It's the most cnmplett, exclusive lire jlore In thl.« entire territory. Ot- (frtnj U.S. Royal Tlrts, the lalrst ledmlrnies !n relread- Iny, vulcanizing and tire repulr . . . Medal's can so!v» rour tire problem. Pay n« a visit, McCAUL's TIRE STORE OF BLYTHEVILLE JOHN BURNETT, Mjtr. So. Hlway 61—Across from Swift Oil Mill BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ^95.7-5'2> FACE NIVB ALL-AMERICA BASKKTB&U, TEAM — These are the players chosen for the ir;52 Associated Press All-America college basketball team as determined by a vole of 229 sport.writers and broadcasters. Clyde Lovellettc, from Terre Haute, lud., drew most votes, with Dick Groat. Swissvale, Pa., a close second. Others, in order of choice, are: Cliff Hagan. Owensboro, Ky.; Chuck Darling, Dearborn, Mich., and Mark Workman, Charleston, w. Vn. lAr Wirephoto) have the job again if he wants it. Rose, now cage mentor at Stephen P. Austin College, Nacogdoches, Tex., Kill visit here Thursday, but whether he'll make a decision on the job vacated by Presley Askew is not known. , "We haven't hired a coach yet," was all that John Barnhill. athletic director at Arkansas, would say, but the Associated Press learned from an unimpeachable source that the job .belongs to Rose if he'll take it. Glen Rose Can Have UA Job if He Wants If Ry CAHI, BKM, FAYETTEVILLE. Ark. (#h-Glen Rose, one of the mast successful basketball coaches in the history of the university of Arkansas, can Barnhill. the university administration and the Board of Trustees' Athletic Council all have, agreed South Dominates AP's All-America Selections By TKD MKfEK NEW YORK (AP)—The South dominates the 1952 Associated Press All-America Collegiate Basketball Team announced today. Two players from the Southern Conference and one from the Soutlioastem were named along with one each from the Rig Ton and the Big- Seven. Picked as the best all-arounrt* players of the .season by a vote of 229 sports writers and broadcasters were Dick Groat, Duke; Clyde Lovelette, Kansas; cliff Hasan. Kentucky; Chuck Darling, Iowa; and Mark Workman, West Virginia! All have broken school ana conference scoring records. In addition, they nre wizards at grabbing rebounds and have shown H commendable team spirit in handing out assists. All are equally adept on defense. Two more players from Ihe Southeastern Conference _ Frank Ramsey, Kentucky, and Bob I'cttit, Louisiana Stairs-were named on the second team with Dob Zawo- luk. at. John's of Brooklyn; Don Mcineke, Dayton, and Rod Fletcher, Illinois j^&j-zvz ^ i;« --^ Detroit Center Annexes MVC Scoring Title ST. LOUIS (n '— Center Norm Swanson, who holds the all-time basketball scoring record at Detroit University, now has added the season scoring championship of Die Missouri. Valley Conference to his achievements. Leading all tbe way. the B-fcct-6 center maintained a 10.9 point per game, average in 10 contests for 109 points to successfully withstand a late challenge liy freslimnn Clco Littleton of.Wichita. The 189 point total by Swanson fh _, .-„ „ ~. ,,- - -D".V- wasn't enough, however, to Rive thai. Rose is he man hlm a ncw Vallev „„ c „„* Sold on Hose record. The top game average is Officials are reported to be sold still held by Bob Kurlanti of Okla- on Rose because he produced five home A. & M. The Agples center nlinnnnrincKiT-i tnnm^ J., „,;..,_ .._ ' . _ . - *«s, j-»^ .3 v.i,im.i championship teams in nine years 01 coaching at the university, and he is the tans' favorite nominee for -I* 1 Whether or not Rose wants to University. return to Arkansas is a matter of t "GOT ONE, PARDNER!"-"Pop . . . you're a dead coyole," says beach-bandit Butch lo sun-seeker June Lyles. The pop-gun cowboy got (he drop on the beauty on the sands at Sarasota. Fla. ^^r III . stored an avcrase of 20.41 points in the 194C season With Detroit nnd Wichita through for tile season St Mills the Valley champion , holds the offensive leadership teamwise with a 640 average. Harrison Cage Teams Beat Wilson School Harrison Nci>ro School's Junior Dragons took both ends of a twin- bill in (he Harrison cym here last night us they <lcfc.itcrl boys' and girls' teams from Wilson Trade School. Thr: Harrison junior boys defeated the Wilson five 40-22 nnd the junior girls edged out the visiting sextet 15-14. ny O'Hrlen nt Seattle he scored more than 1.000 points this season; Larry Hennessey, vill.lnova; Bob HoubreRs. Washington: Ray stein- cr. St. Louis, and Dick Klioslmati. Kansas State, comprise the third tcnm. I.ovellctle llr-peats Jim Tucker, Duquesne; Bib Watson. Kentucky; Walter Dukes Seton Hall: Billy Mlkvy. Temple and Ernie Beck. Pennsylvania, hearted a list of 19 additional players who received honorable mention, Lovellelte. a 6-fool-o rangy 240- nounder namcrj on Ihe first team for the second straight year, and Oroat, the smallest at a mere <3 feet, were the two top vote getters. The Kansas star from Terrc Haute, Ind., received the most first place votes, 143. but was cdjjed by Groat in total points, 763 lo 750. Grout, n senior from Swissvalc. Pa., got 138 first-team votes, but moved up with 34 secomi-teain ballots to Lovcllcttc's 22. Each first- team vote counted five points, a second-team vote, two. "Dick the Great," as Groat is known on the Duke campus, received a tremendous ovation last Friday when he playcrt his last Duke home came nnd turned in a •IB-point performance against North Carolina. Lovellettc already holds every Big Seven scoring record, with one exception—the single game of 39 points which he shared with Kliost- I ninii. I Ha^an ,1 Junior Hagan, the only junior on the team, took up the slack for Kentucky's NCAA champs when 7-foot Bill Spivey. top vote-getter on the 1551 AH-Amcrlca, placed himself on the sidelines. Darling, a r.-foot-8 senior from Dearborn. Mich., i s Iowa's first All-America since Murrnj' Weir in 1B4B. He was the main reason why Iowa was in tbe thick of the battle [or the nig Ten title. Ho holds Just about every Big Ten scoring record. Because of an Injury Workman's play suflered In West Virginia's last few earnes. but his earlier consistent topnotch performances demonstrated his ability beyond question. He hotels all of 'west'Vir- ginia's scaring mnrks. including n single game high ol 50 points. Tech Captures State NAIB Berth Wonder Boys Whip State Teachers 50-39 In Playoff Finals LITTLE ROCK M>) _ Arkansas Tech has taken another basketball championship to Its Russcllville corral. The Wonder Boys won the right to represent the state in the NAIB tournament in Kansas City by cap- 1AIB elimination tournament here ast niEht. They previously had won -he Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference title for the fourth consecutive season. The asitrcssive young team cached by Sum Hinds man humped Arkansas State Teachers 50-39 in the finals before a capacity "rov.d of more than 2.000 In this lew hii;h school fleldhouse. In the consolation came, southern state tripped Arkansas State for third place. 53-55. The tovirnament finish coincided with the finish of the Ale race- Tech. Teachers. Southern and State. Only the Jour top teams ; n the AIC were elltrible to 'compete in the district NAIB meet. Hereto, fore. Arkansas' representative has been the winner of the AIC race. Close In First Half The Tech-Teachers game was close only in the first half, which ended 23-20 in favor of Tech In the third quarter, blond Oene Wal- hck from Paycttcville. only senior Wonder Boy. broke loose for six field goals and from the fourth qunrter on, there was little doubt about the outcome. Wallick topped the scorers with 17 pclnts. Billy McCwley of Teachers wes second hlEh with 12 points. In the consolation game. Southern came from a one-point deficit In the first period to pile up a biz lead, sufficient to weather the Mulcridcrs through a rally by the Indians from State. In the final quarter. Sam Frlcks and W. T. Watson with 18 and 13 point's respectively, were the hot .shots for Southern. Ray Scott and Richard Jurlclc paced State with n dozen point! apiece. Traders Leaving CJir'na To Return Homeward SRINGAR. Kashmir, MV-India., traders in Communist-held Chln-se ' Read Courier News Classified Ads. speculation, but the former Razorback plnylntr star has ImUcatcrt to this writer lhat he (low. Arkansas reportedly Is prepared lo pny nose mnrc than he's making "t Stephen F. Austin and more than Askrw's SG,'trK)-a-year. no-c's last Ark.iiras tram In 1911 swept thrnush ihe Southwest Cnn- frrcnc-n undefeated. It was only the srcTiid team In conference history to pull that trirk. The other one was the 1928 Arkansas entry, on which Rn:,e played. i,,ti nn mk.ang arc Derby 'Likelys' Run Today In Spa Feature HOT SPRINGS. r Ark. <«v_Prospective Arkansas Derby candidates nre likely tn emerge from the Oaklawn Pork feature today, a 6-Jur- lon^ test, for tbrrp-ypnr-ords. Ten sprinters \vcnt to tbe post In the 52.000 Elks Day purse, an allowance rnce. J. H. lloman's Mr. Michael S orobablv will be favored on the basis of past performances. The yoiinir speedster won his last race at New Orleans before coming to Hot Sprlnrjs. Others entered are Good Score, „, - ••- i Ftehttng Tiser. Oil Countess, Clav filing out and return- [ WrlcM. Our Ted. Eternal Stirri. ,. home accordinc to reports brought here by in-bound caravans. Regulation.; tinder the new communist government force Indians, and the few other foreign traders in SinkiaiiK, lo buy goods for cx- rort thrown government-controlled chambers of commerce, and sell their imports through the same aRcnlie.s. As a result, the complain, they p.iv more lhan ,» • market price for e'xport goods and Wrong Bulges Trap Her fSrT,, XE™ ' hC ™ rkCt "'" , K™.'IC K9 Wash. ,£_„«*» -Many IndL.'Vradcr, have ,,„„ ^IT,^^^ &" ' "" alv Tnnf /" •T hnki 'Y 1K , for <>K - Store employes found three slices a«s, supplying the local market of nam m <\cr her coat. When po- wi.h Rood, from South Asia and Mice were called, thcv hit the inck- miylnz local production for export | pot . she had three" steaks tucked to India ami Burma. ' lnto ilcr floC klii B tops. Miss zilt. Thistle War and Texas' Coin. Mad Saint started slowly but picked up speed In the stretch to win yesterday's feature by a length and ,1 half over Wlnstay. Hidden by AnnrPntice Jockey Bill Oummmr. iMnrt Saint was timed In 1:09.2 for the five nnd a half fnr- - .-vimiL- • lone.s over a heavy track. He paid trailers ; SO 20. ORSA Ammonium Nitrate 20'/2 Per Cent For Information and Price, Call WEST MEMPHIS COTTON OIL MILL WEST MEMPHIS, ARK. Phnne ^Vcst Merapnis, SI Phone Memphis, 5-4049

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