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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLR (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 9* A It's the Little Things that Add Fuel To the Jonesboro-Blyrheville Fuss There seem to be a lot ot little things that keep adding fuel to the Jonesboro-Blythcvillc fuss. Take the final session of the District Three tournament In Jonesboro last Saturday night as an example While we were not present, we have been tolrt by persons who were there and others who listened to the broadcast of the game that when Montrne Holland's name was read as a member of Ihe all-district team it was greeted by a loud chorus of boos from the crowd. stay Rt home but for some odd reason we nre of the opinion that a basketball tournament Is open to Ihe public as long ns you have the buck or buck and a half admission price. Such an attitude on the part of the fans of either city Isn't helping matters one bit. After all there are other thlriRB to be considered besides athletics. For the betterment of Northeast Arkansas. it Is compulsory that the two cities get along. As we said before, we have no way of knowing or no way of proving that everybody that booed Saturday night was a Jnesboro fan but nevertheless Jonesboro was host to the tournament and In lieu of things that happened at the sessions we did attend, it's going to be hard for someone to convince us otherwise. Too Much at Stake As for this department, we expect to be "ribbed" a little everytlme we go to Jonesboro. We lake It all in fun and Just rib right back. But when It comes to crucifying the nnmc of a kid with n chorus of boos and catcalls, that's where we draw the line. Just what the crowd was booing about, no one seems to have the faintest notion, Evidently the crowd Just had a lot of excess air it wanted to exnell. But nevertheless such acllon by the crowd, be it partisan or not (we can't say), wns cxtremelv rude. Such behavior is not only unfair to the school and the player Involved. it was unciille-d for and reflected poor sportsmanship on the part ofi the home school which, according to the rule book, is held responsible for the actions of the crowd. But Jonesboro's fans probably didn't give a tinker's dam. It dtrin't take us but a few minutes at thej Thursday night session (the first in' which the Chicks participated I to! get the indication that Dlythcvlllc wasn't wanted at the tournament. However, Blythcvllle's team and Its fans stayed- through 'till the bitter , end. Ever since [he tournament we have been receiving reports from Blvthcville fans (and there were a lot of 'em present at. the Friday night session) about the kind of reception Riven them at the tournament. Of course, crowded conditions that night could not DC helped and we blame no one so we have weeded out the gripes about havin? to stand, beine crowded and not being able to get inside the gym. But we still have these: The snme old snide accusations (that are not only ridiculous but Just plain stupid) from Joncsboro's fans: the Indifference shown Bly- thevlllo school officials by certain Jonesboro school officials and an overall attitude that Blythevllle fans Just weren't welcome. What Is There to t>n? How many of these arc true, we can't say. All we have are reports but-we fall to see where anyone stands to gain a darn thing by fibbing nteut n thins like this. It's too bnd that fans of two cities the «lze ot Jonesboro and Blythevllle can't get along being as close together (geographically) as they are, but evidently they can't, so what Is there to do? Jonesboro might answer that by suggesting that Blythevllle fans Fayetteville, Pine Bluff Clash Tonight for State 'A' Crown Sports Roundup By GAYI.K TAI.KOT And while we are Journalistically spanking Jone.sooro fans, we might as well take a slap or two at the followers of our Chicks who often Bet a little nasty with Jonesboro visitors. After all they are our guests and should be treated us such. Let's be ndulUs about this thing Just, because the two schools are on the outs that's no reason for the residents of Ihe two cities to come to verbal Wows everytlme they meet. There's entirely too much else at stake. And while on the subject of Jonesboro. we have been told thnl the Jnycces of the two cities arc nftcmptlng lo negotiate a resumption of athletic relationship between the two schools. It's a great idea, fellows, but we're afraid you're battling a stone wall, for we hnve it from a fairly reliable source tint Bythevlllc will never schedule Jonesboro again. Not In the near future at any rate. . . . NITPIayOpensTonight With Triple-Header Bj WILL GRIMSI.EY NEW YORK MV-Individual battles between sky-scraper centers put special ae«t In a triple-header tonight that opens the National m- vifatfon Basketball Tournament at Madison Squaro Oarcicn. The program gels under way at 1 p.m. EST. with this lineup of games: 6 p.m. — Western Kentucky 26-4 vs. Louisville 20-5. 7:45 p.m. _ Scton Hall 25-3 vs LaSalle 20-5. 9:30 p.m. Dayton 24-3 vs. New York University n-6. The Blue Grass Special which opens this winter cage spectacle Wilson Boxer Is Winner in AAU Tourney LITTLE ROCK W>—Sonny Jenkins of Wilson survived a first- round knockdown last night and came back to soundly decision Don Head of Clarksvllle in the 132 pound class of the Arkansas AAU Boxing Tournament. The only other open battle—In the 119 pound division—saw Subby Va- lentl of Ft. Smith decision Bobby Joe Woods of Clarksville. The semi-finals are slated for tonight and the finals Monday night, The eight open winners will repre- •ent the state in the National AAU meet at Boston. Memphis Setter Wins Field Trial HEHNANDO. Miss Wy-The winner of the Memphis Amateur Fir-Id 1 - i_ Trial Club's shooting dog stake is j ln al sends Western Kentucky's B-foot-9 Art Spoclstra against Louisville's Bob Lochmucller. who towers 6 feet 5. This could develop Into a high- scoring melee. Spoelstra, who paced the Hllltoppers to the Ohio Valley championship, has averaged 10 points a game and he ranks second among the nation's field goal percentage leaders. Lochmueller has a. 17.5 average. Selon Hall vs. LnSalle Scton Hall's Wall. Dukes, tallest In the tournament at 6-11 will have a five-inch advantage over LnSalle's Tom Gola but he can't expect to relax. Gota, a freshman sensation, is fast and agile and gets the most out of his 6-6 height. He Is clicking along at an average of n.4 points a game. An old NTT favorite will be seen Kine. a setter owned bv Travis Wright of Memphis, Term In the hunt that attracted the most cheers l rom the judges Kinc yesterday turned u p nnd~ handled four bevy finds nearly flawlessly. Memphis dons also won second arid third plarc honors. They were John Ds Pre's Potella and" Weaver's Ham's Island. John Rhue Favored In Spa Feature HOT SPRINGS, Ark. f A P>- Mfs. Bmil Denemark's Rithe, winner of the 195! Arkansas Derbv faced a small but select field in he S5.000 King Cotton Handicap today as he tried sirain to his winning form. when Don Meincke spearhea '.; the attack for Dayton. Mcinekc. a brilliant shot and relentless rcbounder, has scored 550 points thts year for a 21.2 average. New York' University hopes to hold him In check with Boris Nach- amkin. the O-fcol-6 sophomore, tallest man in the Violets, opening lineup. PHOENIX. Ariz. (APj-Any suggestion ihnt the New York Giants might go the way of the Phillies— that Is, flop through an over-dose of prosperity the way ihe 19.50 National League champs did -brings only hoots ot derision from Leo Durochcr's dandies. They feel they are a sounder ball club in every respect than the Quaker city outfit ever wns, and they honestly believe they might run right away from the field, including Brooklyn. They would have done It a year ago. they point out solemnly, but for thru li-pnme losing nightmare at Ihe outset of the race. There Is no outward sign that any of the Giants, up to and including the boss hero, Bobby Thomson, has permlitc-ri new-found affluence to swell his nogcin. A few of them bronchi iheir wives and children to camp this time instead of showing up by themselves looking hungry as in past springs, hut that Is the only clue you are In a champions' house. There Is a great deal of snap and life and hollering on the ball field and no one has detected a loafer yet. Duroeher drives them hard every minute Ihcy are out there, and he drives himself just as hard. Sonic mornings Willie Mays Is in Ihe clubhouse suiting up by 8 o'clock. The hustling Negro boy from Alabama doesn't know- how long he's got before he hears from Uncle Sam, and he doesn't want to waste a minute. Won't a D.iy Off "They won't take a day off," Duroeher swears. "! asked them when they wanted one and they said they'd rather keep right on training every day. They told me that's what they're out here for, to get in shape to win another pennant. That's fine with me. They'll get plenty of work." That doesn't sound like a club Hint means to eat or cavort Itself out nf first money. The Giants, as a matter of fact, do not concerle that the Phils so blew their chances last season. They simply don't feel that the erstwhile whiz Kids ever really had It. "If a club ever was presented with a pennant, that one was," growls scout Tom Shechan. "By Brooklyn, too. when they wore lighting it out in the stretch and there'd come the eighth or ninth Inning of a tight game, who would you.see coming In as a relief pitcher for Brooklyn—Rex Barney. And he couldn't get the ball over the plate. Those Phils were lucky." Duroeher still won't announce that Dnvcy Williams will succeed Eddie Stanky at second base. He contlnues'to insist that Bobby Hofman nmT'flnnnle Samford will be in the race right up to April 10, but everyone considers that window dressing. They think Hofman has a good chance of slicking around and relieving Williams now and then, but that's all. Leo has to go with Davey and hope for the best. Works on Hitting The SG.5.000 kid. who divided his time between Minneapolis and the Giants last year. Is giving It a terrific try. but he realizes he has to Improve his hitting considerably if the Giants are not to suffer badly from the loss of Stanky's bat. Tn that end. Williams is devoting much time to trying to learn to punch the ball to right and center field Instead of pulling It dead to left, us has been his custom. The | boy Is a spectacular fielder nnrt his | trndernnrk is a shrill whistle which goes off about every five seconds. Thomson, not qliile satisfied with the way he hit that homer hc.-ird ! round the world, still Is experimenting with his batting stance. He ( has drawn his feet, even closer to- igether and is crouching over until Bulldogs and Zebras Win In Tourney's Semi-Finals By CARI, BKU, FAYETTKVILLE. Ark. MV-Two exponents of ball-control basketball tonight will compete for the Class A cage championship o( Ar- fcanstis fn the University o[ Arkansas field house here. The Pino ninff zebras and the* FaycttoviUe Bulldogs last night fought their way into the finals. Pine Bluff downed Roeers 38-28, i\nd Payettevllle defeated Monticello 41-29. A standing room only crowd nf 2,700 fans saw the polished little Fayettcville perfectionists again take a taller team ill beating Mon- tlccllo. The tight Fayctteville zone defense clieckcd Montlcello's deadeye Dale Lassltor. 6 feet 6 center, , but the Bulldogs had to foul him I frffiuonlly (o krep him nway from ! tlie brisket. As It was, Lasslter scored 18 poinis, Itced Leads Way nnss Trumbo paced Fayetleville with 15 points ' In the other semi-final scrap, is Jim Reed, talented Pine Bluff center-forward, set a 20-polnt pace lo lead the Zebras lo the win over Rogers. Although need was handicapped by three fouls as early as the first quarter, and finally fouled out, Guy he held Rogers high-scoring Cable to 12 points. The Pine Bluff defense has allowed only 51 points in Its last two tournament games. Dyess Defeated In Semi-finals Hartford Nips Eagles 54-48; Valley Springs Ousts Greenway 53-40 PRESCOTT. Ark. (AP>—Defending champion Valley Springs- puts Its state class B basketball title on the line tonight when it meets the Hartford Hustlers In the finals of the state tournament. Kenneth Xfathis netted 14 points to lend Valley Springs—winners of the championship in 1951 and 1050 —over Greenway 53-40. Greenway hnd a 2C-IO half time advantage. Harold Speer paced Greenway's losing effort with 13 points. Another MathLs — Marion — was the big gun as Hartford stopped Dyess 54-48. He scored 23 points. Wayne Lemmons led Dyess with 16 points. From the Training Camps— Dressen Pleased with New Hurlers; Spahn Works Today MIAMI, Pta. (/P)—Brooklyn Dodger Manager Chuck Dressen Is highly pleased with the newcomers on hits pitching staff. ' * "We arc much stronger in piteh- ers tlfnn a year ago , Welch Are Paired on Wrestle Card Three veteran heavyweights, all with large, following* among Blythevillc mat fans, have been booked for the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling matches at Memorial Auditorium Monday night. The three veterans are Roy Welch, the aging Cherokee from Oklahoma; Tex Rlley. the blonde Texan from Mulcshtie, Tex.; and Eddie Malone, the heavyweight toughie who halls for Florida. For Monday night's feature match, promoter Mike Meroney has paired Welch and Riley against Malone and Jim Bendix. a relatively newcomer to (he Blythevllle ring. Welch. Riley and Malone have nil been performing before Blythe- vllle crowds for more than n decade and have many fans here. Welch and Riley are the most popular of the three mainly because they nre graduates of the scientific wrestling .school, Mnlnne and Bendix are both of the "toughie" variety. They depend almost entirely on brute strength to wear down an opponnt but know plenty about the scientific anele when an occasion calls for such. In the two preliminary bouts. Rlley will take en Malone and Welch will meet Bendix. Chuck said. Fellows like Ben Wade. John Pod- r e,,. Billv Loes. Bob Alexander. John Rutherford and Joe Black are better looking than any new men we asked to camp last year." Spahn to Work BRADENTON, Fla. <AP>—Lefty Warren Spahr. will work the first three innings for the Boston Braves today as the Tribe Rets the exbOi- tion series under way against the Brooklyn Dodgers In Miami. Dick Donovan will pitch the middle three frames for Bnston and one of three rookies—Dick Hoover, Bert Thiel or Virgil Jester — will finish up. Rcnrt Courier News Classified Ads. he looks something like Stan Mu- sinl just before he swings. It Isn't worrying Duroeher. "Bobby's Just experimenting," he said. "Anybody who can hit .379 (he u-ny he diet after he got going last year can sianri any way he w.-ints to. far as I'm concerned. Bobby'll lie all right. He's a great ball player." MESA. Ariz. (AP)—Rain washed out the Chicago Cubs' scheduled exhibition game with the Chicago White Sox at Pasadena. Calif., today but the Cubs Immediately came up with another opponent. The Cleveland Indians arranged to come to the Cubs' Mesa training camp (or an exhibition contest. Manager Phil Cavaretta picked three Cub pitchers for the game, Paul Minner. Warren 'Hacker and Willie Ramsdell. Hudson Gets Call BURBANK. Calif. (API—It'll be. Hal Hudson on the mound as long a s he can last today against the Pittsburgh Pirates. St. Louis Browns' Manager Rogers Hornsby has announced. Hornsby describes Hudson, who had a 16-5 record In the International League last year, as a "guy with guts." "Hal Hudson Is my pitcher: hell Ro as far as he can. I want to win this game." Hornsby added. SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 1952 hllr V5 n « G !£ NT "7'E rec i l ?' faJctd C , hns Durocher, six, son of New York Giants Manager Leo Dura. '^ are left Tnfi^rf «' »>« dcfcndmg National League champions in pushups at Phoenix Ariz Otherf ,% are, left, Infielder Bobby Hofman, Infielder Dave Williams, Pitcher Roger Bowman IrdielderHuH^ ^ Rufer, and Pitcher George Bamberger. (NEA) «""jr Osceola,GreeneCountyTech Girls in District Cage Finals PAUAGOULD—Osceola clash at the Reynolds' Field championship. The two teams advanced into the . championship round by winning their semi-final games 'last night, Greene County Tech whipped Marked Tree 41-33 In last night's first game and osceola romped to a 49-32 win over strong Monelle in the second game. Tonight's championship game is scheduled for 7:30 and it Is expected to draw a capacity crowd. Besides being the district championship game it will also be the "sugar" game for the two teams. In season play, they broke even in two games. Osceola made winning over Monette look easy. Billie Gaines Mann, the Seminolettes flashy little forward, had a little trouble In finding the basket but Katie Mae Watson, the other half of Osceola's one-two punch picked up the slack. Katie Mae poured 27 points through the nets to lead the scoring and outpoint Monette's top scorer Shelby Darr who got but in points. Blllle Gaines scored only 12 points but she played her usual brilliant floor game. But the big asset In Osceola's victory was the work of their guards. Carolyn Lowe, the Semin- olss big sentinel, kept Darr well brttied until she fouled out In the second half. Monette was In the game only during the first quarter. Holding a one point edge at the end of the first eight minutes, the Scminole six began- pulling away in the second period and at halftime led by a 27-19 count. A strong fourth quarter brought Tech its victory. The game was close during the first three periods and at the end of the third stanza the score was knotted at 31-all. But Tech hit for 10 points in the fourth quarter while Marked Tree faltered, scoring only two. Kay Thomason scored 26 points to lead Tech and o. Elliott paced Marked Tree with 10. Osceola Pos. Monetle Mann <12) ... p <5) Gorham Cone (121 ... p... <6> p. Henry Watson (27) .. P (19) S. Darr Peeper o P. Yates Kendrlck G M. Darr Lowe G Ramsey Substitutions: Osceola — \Voo- ten, Ryan and Dunn. -Monette — B. Henry (2), Oullen and Jackson. Greene Co. Tech pas. and Greene County Tech, two of the three favored teams H ° USC here tonight for the District Three Th'ason (26) Pillow (4) ... Wells (6) .... P. Cole F.. F F G marked Tree (11) Johnson (1) A. S<van (10) Elliott Shrum Smith Smith G Boozer G Watt Substitutions: Tech — L-idde: (5). Marked Tree—Boyles. St. John's coach Frank McOuire today labelled NYU as the tournament dark horse although the team's record Is the poorest In the 12-team field. St. Louis Seeded Tonight's winners go Into the second round against seeded entries, who nrew first round byes. r>u- quesne. St. Louis, St. Bonnventure and St. John's were top-ranked, in that order. regain nie Ixl "' sv il ) ' 1 -Wrslrrn w in n e r will meet St. Bonaventure in the Paddy Young Ready for Title Shot after Whipping Durando B.v MI'URAY ROSK I Rut before Younc can step into NEW YORK WV-Partdy Young, the ring with the "jGO-pound king, a decisive winner over nurd-hitting he'll have to wait, and see how Rob- Ernte Durnndo last ntcht. was ready I inson fares in his title flchls with nnd enger to lake on Rny Robinson 1 Carl (Boboi Olson in San Fran- in a title bout Mny 16 if the busy ! Cisco next Thursday and with Rocky Harlem Sugar man still has his Grnziano In Chicago April 16 middleweight crow'n by then. * . In addition to nil nf these middle- The 23-year-old Young won the j weight scraps, Robinson may box. right to meet Rsy in Madison: light hravywricht Joey Maxim for .Square Garden In a Heart Fund Ihe 175-pound dinrimn 'in New York show by his second triumph over i this summer. Jim Norris. president the stocky Durnndo In the GnvrtenJof the International Boxing Club. said terms almost have been closed tor the shnw but that it has not yet been signed. After decisively outpointing Durando in the Garden 10 rounder. Young 5.i!d he always had wanted to meet Robinson. But in the first round of his flght with Durnndo ,it appeared that Young's chances of a title fight were hopeless. nurando. a powerful hitter with his rlsht, rocked Paddy four times with his pet punch and It looked ' like curtains for the blond New , Yorker. But Paddy shook oft the effects of the wallop and gave his I crude rival a good going over j through most of the flght. I He stabbed his swarthy foe with left jabs, belted him with loft hooks [and right swings to the head and I body and took most of the steam I out of him. There were no knock- i downs but both were hurt several i mnre times in the bruising battle ' which kept the crowd of 0.458 roaring nil the way. Jury Suggests Anti-Trust Action Against Pro Boxing NEW YORK wv-ProfKslonal sports faced an attack on another front today following a federal grand jury recommendation that th« government take anti-trust action to end "restraint of trade and broadcasting of championship fights." Thus boxing became the third* msjor sport to be threatened with an anti-trust suit since the last world ^wa r. An anti-trust suit is pending against the National Football League for its restriction of television on professional games. Baseball's reserve clause was challenged by the Danny Garriella suit but it never reached the courts. Baseball also is confronted with an anti-trust suit. On Feb. 21 the Liberty Broadcasting System filed a 12 million dollar anti-trust suit in Chicago against 13 major league clubs and the presidents of the National and American Leagues. Liberty claimed it had been frozen out of the 13 ball parks. The action against boxing was made yesterday in a short presentment to federal judge William Bondy by the grand jury, which has been probing the sport since last October. No Names Called No specific organization or person was mentioned in the presentment. And Melville c. Williams, head of the Anti-Trust Division of the office of U.S. Atty. Myles J. Lane, declined to say whether the exclusive-service contracts of the International Boxing Club with champions were involved. Although ihe IBC was not mentioned, ihe organization took cognizance of the action. The IBC controls the sport in the big arenas of New York, Chicago, Detroit and St. Louis. Harry Markson, managing director of IBC, said officers of the organization had appeared before the grand Jury "but our understanding is. that virtually every major promoter in the country also appeared." Sugar Ray Robinson, middleweight champion, also was among those, who testified. Jim Norris, IBC president, declined comment until he could examine the jury's recommendations. Broadcasting companies and fight C. Middlecoff Takes Lead at St. Petersburg ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (/pjti duel between Cary Middlecoff of and Jak Burke Texas, for the Memphis. Tenn., Jr., of Houston, , winter golf circuit was getting hotter today. As the $10.000 St. Petersburg open tournament entered the third round, Middlecoff led by two strokes. He sought to break Burke 'a three-tournament winning streak and gain ground In their battle for top money-making honors. The one-time Tennessee dentist fired a 65. seven under par and just one stroke off the competitive record for the 6.233-yard Lake-wood Country Club course, in yesterday's second 18-hole, round to vault from sixth place into the lead with 133. ' Burlrc and A! Bcsselink of Chicago shot fiD's to go into a second place deadlock at 135. two strokes ahead of Bob Toski, of Northampton. Mass. Middlecoff won his last tournament at El Paso. Texas, and with S5.060 to his credit Is second to Burke on the PGA money list for the winter tour. After El Paso, Burke won thejnext three tournaments in a row and -leads with 56,120. sponsors also comment. declined immediate WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chickasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Georgia Montgomery, ptf. vs. No. 11,996 Freman Montgomery, Dft. The defendant. Freeman Montgomery, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days In the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff. Georgia Montgomery. Dated this 7th day of March. 1952. Harvey Morris, Cleric By Anita Sykes, D. C. O. W. Barham, attorney for ptf. Ed. B. Cook, attorney Ad IJtem. The contest was the first of Oak- ' tlrst P arne °' another triple-header lawn Park's major stake ra-es'to M<lndav whtle thp Scl<m Hnll-La- be run over the mile and TO"yards 5a!le victor goes against St. John's distance. The last same on the Monday Mrs. Nellie Mickel's False, a con- I program will be a first round Joust Jlstent winner at the Fair Grounds ' between Seattle and Holy Cross, In New Orleans, will make his sec-! wlth thp winner taking on Du- ond start at oakla<Ti In fie fea- I Qucsne. fourth ranked nationally. *""• ' Tuesday night. St. Louis. No. 5 in the nation, plays the Dayton-NYU victor Tuesday. , Semi-finals are scheduled Thursday and the finals Saturday, the tournament champion qualifying for the Olympic basketball trials opening at the Garden March 29. 51 College Basketball By The Associated Press Kansas 78, Kansas State 61 New Mexico AfcM 62, West Texas UCLA 65, Washington S3 Wyoming 61, Denver 54 Utah State 12, Montana CO The principal thoroughfare In Oslo. Norway, is the Karl Johin. named for a king whose statue gazes down Its length. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, March 10 8 p.m. TAG MATCH Tex Riley & Roy Welch n. Eddie Malone & Jim Bendix For Reserved Seats. Cal) 33S9 Adults 50c—Children 15c Also 3 1-Fall Matches Roy Welch vs. Bendix Tex Riley vs. Malone MARCH SPECIAL! Motorists, here's a savings you can't pass up! We'll pull front wheels, clean, inspect and pack bearings; check brake linings; adjust brakes and check master cylinder for only. . . 195 ^H Paris Extra Noble Gill Pontiac Co. 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