The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 6, 1949 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 6, 1949
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PAGE TWELVE Bl.4THEVn.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAT, DECEMBER 6, 1949 Chicks Open Cage Season at Dell Tonight-Mosley Names 23 Grid Lettermen National League Clubs W<rtcfc*&N Wil1 L ° Se Blue Devils Due To Put Up Fight Coach Fisher Soys Blytheville Boys Not to Be 'Push Over' Blyfcheriile High School's Chlcka- saws will launch their 1949-50 basketball season totiijzhi when Uicy do battle with the Dell High School Blue Devils in the feature game of a cage double-header at the Dell *It will be the first game of the season for the Chick> and Coach James Fisher is none too optimistic over his team's outlook. All he could do, he said, was "hope for the best." "There's one thing about it though," the tribal chieftain remarked, "w? won't have any loafers on the floor this year. I have a bunch of young boys that r believe _ want 10 play basketball, and if they hustle like I know ihpy can, we won't be push overs lor anybody." Chicks \Vorkotit Hnily The Ch:rk? have born holding daily workouts since thpy o petted case drills t-«o weeks a^o. Coach Fisher ha< cut his so^ad down to 15 members which will be his travel! ns squad for the season. - For the ttrsc time in three yenrs the Chicks will be sporting new basketball uniforms. The new game, suits, which will include maroon and white game socles, or of solid maroon with white, numbers hand stitched in blue thread. The Blue DevUs have already witnessed three weeks of activity in their ca^e season and hold victories over Luxora and Bnrdette. Coach Charles Kemiett will field a w\\ balanced team that- will be led by several returning lettermen from his 1948 squad. Girls (o T»lar at 7:30 p.m. Tonieht's double-header is slaUrt to start at. 7:30 with Coach Donna Johnson's Squaws meeting the Dell Hieh School girl* team In the game. The young, inexperienced Squaws, will be after their first victory of the season having dropped their open in? tilt to Luxora lost, week. However. Coach Johnson .sent her tribe through a strenuous workout at a mid-day practice se.^ion yesterday in aii effort to correct the mistakes noted in the Luxora game. and said that she expected her team to be a little more settled to- msrit. "The main thing wrong the other night was the jitters. Severn! of my girls were playing fo'r their first game and were a little nervous but they should be over it tonight." she said. Jaycees to Don Grid Helmets For Second Annual Bow/ Gome Proving that some people never learn, the junior Chamber ol Commerce "foolbair team will play the grndtmitig members of Die Chick squad in the second annual Jaycee -howl" i$ai«e **• & P»" Wednesday at Haley Field. This gridiron version of "Death Takes a Holiday" is being held Again this year by unpopular demands, Two ticket-holders tor last, year's, game left on account of the rain that day and demanded either their money back or a chance to see the game. "So what could we do?" a Jaycer^ spokesman .said today. "After all, n buck ana a half is a buck nnd a half." Thfi 19-59 scramble; has been entitled the "Up.*el Bow!." Last year it was called tne " Bowl." No one knows exactly why. The Jnyrre tram is still in n stare of flux but will be whipped into shape—"Mule Train" fnshlon— s\s soon as they can be extradited from that suite. 'Hie Chick seniors will hare on 9 firsl- nt ca- thetr side «eveu of the string eleven phis a mini liable reserves. Severn I years bach, the Ro had a game similar to the one scheduled for Thursday nlghL Only ihpv \]~f<\ Chr.stinns. Eddif (Crazy I.CKS> SaLiba said today IIP will he 'Voacli itnd playing manaprr" of the Jaycee squad. May field i Sonny > I.loyri snrt Jack (Tuo-Ton) Rawlin(!-s wilt be co- captains, A13 tiiree played —and we use the word loosely—in last year's game. Cause for Jaycee Optimism Coach K-.iUlia is optimist tc about his players' conditions, yesterday he saw one of them bipat.hing. Word from the Chicks' cftmp hns H that their 195-pound tackle. J. A. Lloyd, is being groomed as a fullback. Reaction to this scuttlebutt was instantaneous nmonjf Hie Jaycees. Three of them turned in their uniforms ami left the city. The Jaycee "bowl" classics began with last year's sqtiit re.l-cagp tilt in which the Northsicicrs carved nut a masterful G-0 win over the South- .siders, However, both (earns in tast year's game were composed of Jaycees. so the shortages of mnsrle.s and talent were fairly evenly divided. Local wagering circles have nol settled on the odds as yet. One bookie is giving odds that the Jay cees will win. He also is takiue bet Ibal AH Lantioti will defeat Harrj Truman in 1952. Steele's Bulldogs And Braggodocio Will Meet Tonight • STEELE, Mo., Dec. 6 — Coach Bermie Wilhetm's Steele High School Bulldogs, will play their second home game of the 1949-50 season tonight when they meet the strong Bva°godocio team. Tin- game will be the feature attraction of a pair of tilts. In n preliminary game at 7:30 Coach Wilhelm's gh'ls teams will meet Uu; J3raggodocio girls squad. Braggodocio one of the strongest boys' teams in Southeast Missouri and last Friday night edged past the Holland High boys in a thriller. Friday night the Bulldogs will meet. Holland in o double-header nt Holland. Luxora Panthers Will See Action In Manila Tonight MANILA. Dec. 6 — Manila Hi^t I School's Lions, .still looking for the! flhsl win of the season, will taki on Coach Tye Adams' Luxora Pan (.hers in the feature game of a double-header in the Manila HigJ School Gym tonight. The first game, pitting the Man Ha Lionesvcs against the Luxori Pantherettes, is slated for 7:30 wit! the boys game to follow iniineciinte Cage Drills Open At Portageville 20 Candidates Meet- Daily Practices; 4 Lettermen Back By Joe Curler ("'miner Xeus CnrrPKpuniti'nf PORTAGRVILLE, Mo., Dec. C— AbJuV 20 men rcptirtptl to Coach Vi Uenvw last week a* ba.^keiball prnc- tic* 1 .sessions bcj>:tn for Poriusei igh School. Among rc])ortnig are Ion tiennen from year's tean hey nre Spencer Edwards, inll sen r who is [ilaying his ihird year 'liter; Edwin Zolmor. junior, play K his second year ai a guard slot Ivin Segal, .senior who Ls in I \ivd year with the .squad, an oddy Reaves, another junior be nning his second year The team lia.s been devoting t i ius time to ciefensive work an nil handling. The I-Jiilldog cager.s will be fihool ig for cwo goals this year: the Ne lacirid County Conference litle nnd tie county tournament champion- hip, which they won in 1U48 for Die time in 16 year.s. MoorehOiLRe. deteiiditig champion s ruled nmong the comity's tough- t. However, many observPHe i^ive ohasevillp the edge, this year. The Flulldogs wen', down by a light 43-41 margin when they en- oimtered last ycwr. but "onagcville retained more of la-st •oar'.s squad member.-*. Perhnjxs the top team on the Bulldog .schedule this year i.s Clark- j on. which was defeated by Cleve- | and High School of St. Louis by n scant two point.s in the state tour- itncnt last year. OJT his 1Q49-50 cage prospects. Coach Reaves commented. "If the basketball team hn.s as much drive, pep and fight as the football team, we'll make it all right." The Lions will be underdogs \\ tonight's game hut Ihe girl.s' given an even chance for a victory The Manila, girls have lost but game so Ear this sea.son. Friday nig hi the Lions and Lion C-sscs will meet teams from Blythu ville in the Manila Gym. Dyess Hioh Cager To Meet Keiser in Double-header Graves Before Talking Trades SUITABLE PLAY—A customer may believe ho's being filled lo a •jluc serge, but there's a pick-off play Roitig on liehuul his back in Ihe Newark '.'lothing stoic, where Civic Horin^iibki, left, of Ihe Dodders and Phil Rimilo, 'A'icUlin^; chalk, of Ihe Yankees are salesmen Oji the insklc is Yanks' Tommv ilenrich. who njsi rimnnrvl in Wilson Bulldogs And Tyronza to Meet in Twin Bill WILSON, Dec. 6 — Wilson High School's Bulldogs, both boys and girls teams, will open their 1949 basketball season tonight, meeting teams from Tyronza in the Wilson Gym. The first game is slated fni- 7:30 and wiil pit the Wilson girls against ihe Tyrauza girls. Belkas, Keene Lose Decision In Legion Arena Veteran Stocky Kneilscn and newcomer Pat Murphy teamed well night to take a ins match decision from Chris Belkas and Don Ket-ne. in the main even! of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Kneilsen nnd Murphy rallied to take the final two falls after dropping the first La take the best two of three falls event, Belkas and Keene opened the match in grand style copping the first round in 25 minutes with Belkas winning over Murphy in 22 minutes with a body slam and pin and Keene defeating Kneilsen three minutes later with a hammer lock. But Murphy and Kneil.sen rallied in the final two falls to claim the victory. They took the second round in 17 minutes with Murphy defeat- In!? Belkas in 10 minutes with body slams 'and a p\» and Kneilsen winning over Keene seven minutes Inter Church School CagerS with a ocidy slum. The third fall was short but furious. Keene. suffering a back injury m the second Tall, wa.s'of little help lo his partner and Kneil.sen and Murphy were too much for Helkns. Kucilsen look car of Kccno in 10 minutes will] a body pin and five minutes later Murphy beat Ht-lkas Into submission and topped t BV fiKOKCJK C'J.AKK Cagers of Gosnei To See Action In Games Tonigh Gosnell High School 1 Pirates, u defeated in five starts, will go aft win NO. li tonight when they meet Burdclte in the failure game of a cage trinle bill at the Gosnell Gym. The evening's program is set for 6:45 with junior teams of the two i schools starling [lie fireworks, Sentor girls learns of the schools will clash in the second game and the senior boys will play in the final game. While the Pirates will be after their .sixth victory, Coach Charles Sims' luckless Burdette quintet will be seeking u^ first win. This is the first year since World War II that Btirrietie has had a broad athletic program and rn'ynbers of the cage teams are without experience- The Pirates will play only one same next week meeting the Keiser Yellow Jackets at Gosnell. Now thnt J. H. <Ear.s) WhitworLh i.s taken over as head football oach at Oklfthmna A and M don't e .surprised if another former Hly- icviilc gi'eat and one-lime student f Whifs Is one of the first named o his staff of fi.ssutatus. Thiit'.s ihe opinion of John Bratl- erry, columnist for the Atlanta C5a.> Con^iiuition. In his column Sunday, It rail- berry prnlictnl the np|i(itnlmenl of IViU Clotlwin. former lityilvcvilte )li°h S< lioitl i;riit slandont atnl center for Ihe University of (!<Mii'«:ta's Host- Howl (mm. as \Vhir.s lino <Dacli :il A and .M prohnltl) \vill \>f forthcoming .shortly. Adding tliat "lit Irast, the odds in favor lire snmclhlng like ini)-i". Brndljri'ty tlp.sii'iboci Gorwin a 'ihe big shassy bear that playec L-eiucr for C.coi'^ia -;*!icj auybod that siuv ihat Kulldnf- icain in nc tion could i-cvcr forget the ptctur of Godwin bucking up the line.' It is only natural," Brartberr continued, "chat U'hilworth want Godwin for one of his a.s.-1-st anus. Both of them are natives < Blytheville, Ark., ami the only rer son Bill ever attended Georgia \cf oJ WJiit. They .spoke 11 .same laugvuae aiul \mder. ; toori eat other as cotich and playei'-" At pi-o.sent, Bill is one of the Hi coaches for Dixie Ho well's Univor.sit of Idaho tciitn. Let's Oct U Settled Wonder what ever happened I (lie Arknn.=as Athletic A- c .soc:iatioi: plans of findnia a way to determine a state junior high school football champion? It's been two years now since the AAA announced that it would try to figure out EI way of determining n 9 by Graduation Semester Ruling Cuts Larry Daniels Out of Chance to Play in '50 Coach]! Kinsley of the Bly- ihcville Chicks yesterday Ikied tlie names of 23 squad members who are eligible to receive letters for tbii, 1949 football season. * The Kit Included the names of 10 .stnrter.5, 13 reserves and three student managers. The names of Robert Reid, ihe Chicks; hard-running junior fullback and John Hutchnr.son, btg sophomore end, who did not finish the season with the Chicks, were not on the award list. Coach Mosley stated that he would follow the same procedure that has existed at Blsiheville High School for a number of years in making awards. Three-year lettermen will receive monogramed blan- keLs. two year letteraien will receive gold footballs and first year letter men wilt receive monogramed jackets. Of the 23 eligible to receive award.* nine are .seniors and one, Larry Daniels, will be lost to the AllhcnH. the big leaguers were j £ hic . k * <! uc '? ""eligibility ruhng. .slvmied in (heir trade efforts, the Daniels is only a junior but will be minors ".swapped" a total of 103 i " el >8 lWe ™xi >- ear d » c lo => scines- pL-jvcr.i in an unprecedented draft that cost the selectee clubs $340,150. Only the Triple A. Double ,\ and Single A clubs—a total of nine of the 59 minor league clubs—drafted mm yesterday. Class B and C clubs were scheduled to make their picks today. A few familiar names were In the headlines with Max Carey being offered the coaching job of the Chicago Cubs. Dixie Walker named mnna^er of Atlanta of the Southern Allocution and Buddy Hassett in line for the manager's job with By Joe Rcichler BALTIMORE, Dec. 6. <AP>— The lOtUght was thrust squarely upon he Baston Braces today as the rast the trade-minded National cague clubs waited to see what anager Bilty South worth would o before innking a move of their wn. The general feeling at this 48th inor leagvie convention is that ointnvorth must dLspose of at least iree of bus alleged "lusurrection- ,ts" before he resumes active con- rol of the club on the field. Those supposed to be in tlie know isist that second baseman Ertdie itanky and pitchers Johnny Sain nd Bobby Hogue are certain to be inded. They would not be Leo snr- >rLsed If Billy were to trade either outhpaw ace. Warren Sparm or •ighlhander Vernon Bickfoord, both if whom are said to have voiced heir displeasure Soulh- vorth. .SoLidiworlh Due Today Southworth, due here today, left .lie Braves in mUl-season because ;jf illue.vs following .season-long report,s of dtssention on the club. Two of the alleged dissatisfied players- Jeff Heath and Phil Mas!—are al- endy gone. Colorado League. Springs In the Western The boys' teams of the two si-honls [ it off with a body pin. will clash in the feature game im-1 fn the two one-fall preliminary: mediately following. j bouts Kncllsen won over Bclkns in i Friday nl«hl the Bulldogs go.lo-15 miimteK with nu arm bnr ami' West Memphis. Picketing Case May Go To U.S. Supreme Court 1.1TT1.E ROCK. Dee. S. fiT> -— A Tort Smith labor li-arifir. accused or violating an anti-pickeline order, probably will take his case lo the U.S. Supreme Court. He is Joe Folsom. convicted of contempt of Washington Cfciantrry Court for violating an order against picketing at a Fayeticville hospital con5trurtion site. Folsom \va.s si-tiU'iH'ccl to mouths in .iall and lined si.oiKj.j Tlie Arkansas Supreme Court last i The aMI puts solid food in a monsh upheld the rouvirtion but: pocket bark of its jaw.s. The lood reduced the penalty to 30 days in j is sriurc/rd. the juire i.s swallowed jail -Arid a SWO fine. I aiKi the rest, i.s thrown away. The court yr?t<*rday refused to, Slreet ears fortnerly used in New Shawnee High School Basketball Teams to Play West Memphis KR1SKR. Dec. 6 — !«iser Hij> .School basketball teams will ma! their second home appearance of the season tomsht when they ment teams from DVPSS High .Scliool in a double-header at the KH.ser Gym The first game is set for 7 between the girK teams schools. The boys' game will follow! ""d game the immediately afterward. j wi" clash. Friday night the Yellow Jackets! '''lie Indians jnurney to Parkin for a pair of g.tlTK'.S, JOINER. Dec. 6 — Shnwner Hi«h School's basketball teams will open their 1349-50 season toniphi with a double-header with Memphis tennis at We*t Memphis. In tonight's first game the Shaw- Kcene defeated Murphy in 10 minutes with a body slum and pin. Prepare to Begin Play In 'V League Saturday Representatives of teams In the Blythcville Y's Church School Basketball Lcfgue tor boys will mee.l tonight at 7 o'clock in the Y rooms to make finnl plans tor league play. Official play in the loon is slated to begin Saturday morning at the Blvlhevillc HiRh School gym. Coach James Fisher of the BlyiheviHe Chicks, will supervise the p I a y. League games wil be played each Saturday morning. ball game last Saturday. The 75.000 phis fans who wsilrh- ed the game in the Cotton Bowl paid a gross of $261,42^ junior winner but as far as we kr.ow a junior high championship i.s still as mythical as Goldilocks and the three beats. Jonestaoro fans have gone all out in an effort to gel the AAA to recognize their juniors as ihe official slate champions and unofficially the Whirlwind is claiming tlie crown. But still there is no word from Little Rock. .The WMrliviml went through 10 panics this season without sn much as a scratch nti tlieir slate and in our opinion tliere is no team more tleserviii!; of \vlial little honor soc-s u-ilfi the state ehnmm'onsluji. liul uliy not scl up some sort of u system whereby n ten m eitulil be rrrnsllin-rt as slate champs. Aflrr all an in- i-eiitive t)f any kind is tieller than what the lads have IUMV. 'the Cold Fact j Speaking of Joncsboro we were: talking with Line Coach Johnny] Staples of the Chicks the other dayj about the ice system used by Coach j Chili Davis of tlie Whirlwind to refresh ills gladiators during tialf-J time intermission of a toolball j game. We explained to Johnnv thai Davis attributed a lot of his team's .success to the Ice treatment which j consists of placing ice packs on the players' m id sections for 10 minutes diu'ina the intermission. Davis claims that the cool 1 treatment bnngs the blood lo the outer ex- iremities of the body thereby making his players ns fresh as daisies for tlie .second half. Johnny Ibtened intently and when we were through he replied, "It 'sounds alt right buA I know a better way. Score enough points in the half and you won't have to worry about the second. ter ruling. The other nine letter winners that will be lost to ihe tribe next year are Co-Captains J. A. Loyd and Buddy Conner, ends Marvin Hall, Max Gurley and Carl Bean; tackles Jmi Berry and Coleman liovowaky; guard Jim Gariier; and halfback Rotjer Linn. Returning will be: ends Thomas Prince and Mack Hay- tackle Bill Buyd; guards Jerry Phillips a»^ Leroy^Criner; centers J. C. Dio^K- atul Bill Wvinderlich and backa Dick Reid. Mel Hay, Charles Lute.'s Ted X 7 ance and Louis Andet'son. Receiving moongratned blankets will be: J. A- Lloyd, Buddy Donner, Jim Berry. Jim Garner, E. B, Gee and Roger Lum. Two-yenr letlermeti io receive geld footballs - arc: Marvin Hal!, Max Gurley, Carl Bean, Coleman Boiowsky, Thomas Prince. Bill Boyd, Jerry Phillip-s, Leroy Criner, J. C. Drake,' Charles Lut&s and Lou is Ander.son. First-year leUermeix to receive jackets arc: Larry Daniels, Ted Vance, Dick Reid, Mack Hay, Bill Wunderlich and Mel Hay. o'clock ! n *" e Juniors will play West Memphis of the I -Junior High team and in the sec" senior hoys" teams sin ted to open their home schedule Jan. 6 O.sreota. review the ra^e but grsuitcd Fol-| porn'.s attorney pennjssion to appenl j to the U.S. Supreme Court Notre Dame, SMU Each Get $116,477 From Game DALLAS, Tex., Dec. 6 iA\— Notre Dame and Southern Methodist York City notv ojjerale in Vienna, j ench received $116.477 as their share L-ima, I'eru. and Sao Paulo. 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