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f r , TOCmtBEK If, 1949 BLYTHEVILLK (ARK.)' COURIER ~ BLYTHBVILLK (AKK..) COURIER NEWS •*»/-» __ • _ "" —• — — — _ PAGE NINB Chicks Bow To Messick 30-27; Squaws Defeated In Luxora Tournament KlumPuilla Raoc **. . _ , r ^, rr . rr . f ..^,^.^ t ,^.-,^ ™., v ,__.„„„._„.,_„__,„,.—— _,.....„,_.„.,. ' —, — . *_._ _ _ _ Blytheville Bees Opens Victorious 32-20 c °s e Season With Truman Visiting Mcmphians Stage Rally to Gain Three-Point Margin . By George Cl.irk Courier N'eivs Sports Editor For the fourth straight lime In three years the Messick High Panthers nudged by Blylheville's Cliick- «k a-saw cascrs by Hie skin ol their col- T r lective teeth, They did it last night, 30-27, and this lime it was In the last minute of play. Ihe same was the feature of a Iwiii-wu a i Haley Field gym and it save the visiting Memphians a hard-earned split of the two gnme series. In Ihe game Blytheville's 15 team romped to a 32-20 decision OVH- Co.ich Jerry Bums' Mcssfck 11 res. The Chicks and the Panthers be- P:<n their cage rivalry :n 1917. Coach Mac Givens' squad won the first till by a lusty 30-point margin. The two teams have been playing twice a yc r since that game and in all the other contests, except laU night's, Blytlievillc ha.s lost oul by one-point (nar«ins. Slightly bewildered after 30 mm- utf-.s of rough play the Chicks fell apart in the last quarter alter lead- in? tile Panlhers by an eight or 10 point margin virtually all the way. Kut the Panthers were not to be denied. Capitalizing on a couple of Chick errors in the crucial late minutes, they began pulling up and with a little more than a minute to gn they had Ihe score knotted at 2o-all. A couple of fast shots by guard Eddie Tate put them ahead to stay. The Chicks tried to muster a rally afler that but the Panther.;, hoggishly froze llie ball at mid-court for 35 seconds until a foul broke up the freeze. The Panthers sank the ii free throw and the Chicks rimmed £**'* field shot U> end Ihc "nine. The \OFS was Iho chicks' flrsl of Ihe year io three starts. Reny Leads Chii'k Scorers Jim Berry, the big center, once again led the Chicks' scoring punch, meshing 13 points, the .same number swished through by Tate, high- poiluer for the Panthers. But Ihe big Uiorn in the Panthers' side was the floor play of guard Dick Reid. Reid tallied only one point but his backboard work and deefnsive play saved the Chicks' a number of points. The Chicks took over the lead in the .second o.imrter afler Iralling 7-5 at the end of the first period. They built up a H-10 halflime margin and at the end of the third stanza they led 2-1-11. In the .first game the Chick Sera jumped to an early lead and after a slowly-played first quarter built np an 18-5 margin. From there, they coasted to their first win of Ihe .season. Don Bunch paced Ihe Hlylheville H team wilh a total of 10 points and «i*ivolto led Messick with 12 ~ Last n last light's double-header was the for the Chiek-s until after stop fouling." Joe insists. "That would get rid of the old fellows who can't run. When they get a step the Christmas holidays. They reopen their sea.=on Jan. 5 \vhcn they enter Arkansas State College's annual iYorthcast Arkansas Invitational ioiunanienl in Jonesboro. - The lineups: B Game Bly'ville (32) Pos. Messick (20) Harrison (5) .. F.. Tyus B. Berry <5> .. F Ikner Droke (51 C... . (121 nivolto Bunch 1101 ... G..,. (2) Northern Bui-imam (5) . G ill Caligaris Substitutions: Biytheville — Halsell. Adkius (2) and Crafton. Messick— Adlcr. Tobis, Turner and Deaton. A Game Messick (30) Pos. Biytheville (27) Case (5i F (31 Slires t Rushing . ; .... F 15) Wise! Feller but" couldn't Tale " :l> G inRcidjto the serious stage. And the Red Hensley (1) ...G (5) Vance Sox, who did nn dealing placed SubjUtulions: Messick—Muggins, I Junior Stephens in the same catc Mitchell. Belts <2i. Perry and Hum- i gory plirey. Biytheville--Wagner. Offi- ' clals: Pelc Burnham and Mickey Armstrong. Coach Conrad Garner's Osccola High School Semlnoles will open their 10«-50 cage season lonlght against the Trumaiiri Wildeats nt Ihe Osceola gym. The game is scheduled or 8 o'clock. This will be the Scminoles' third game ol Ihe season and their second with Trumann. They opened Ihe Wildcats and were' defealed Last nighl coach Garner's Iribe. dropped its second straight game to the wilison Bulldogs in the semi-finals of (he Luxora Invitational tournametil, Ehe Seminoles this year arc corn- l»sed almost entirely of sophomores, wilh Donald Watson and Jimmy Stevens the only returning veterans. Three members of Osceola's junior squat) of last year are playing Ihe Semlnolcs this year. They are Tomnipy Spires, Warren VVeinberg. Harvey Lee Hill and John cox. A dounl '-header was originally srhei.uled for tonight with the Osceola girls also [toying mit lne girls team are (n the semi-finals of the Luxora tournament and only one game will be played unless n fill-in g:>me can be arranged, Coach Garner said. Widdoes Named Afhletic Director At Ohio University ATHENS. O., Dec. 16—(fl'j—Car- roll C. Widdoes. head football coach, today was named athletic director and director of physical education at Ohio University. He will succeed Don C. Pcden. who retires Dec. 31 after a 2fi-ycar regime in various Bobcat ath>'tic capacities. Widdoes came to Ohio U. early this year as hend football coacli, after relinquishing his berth as backfleld mentor at Ohio State University. At Ohio State, Widdoes succeeded Paul B. Brown a s head coach when the latter entered the iVavy. In his first vear at ihe Buck helm, Widdoes led Ohio Stalers to an unbeaten-untied season and the Western Conference championship. The quiet, gentlemanly Mentor was designated coach of the year. After the 1945 campaign Widdoes voluntarily gave up the head coaching job at Ohio State. Sports Roundup Hugh Kullertcn Jr NEW YORK. Dec. 16. M>i— Take U from Joe Lapchiek. ihe thin man whe, gets thinner with each basketball gnme, pro basketball rules Holl'iiul don't hnvc lo be liberalized lo slop Ihe Incessant whistle-tooting. 'Closer calling is what is needed to them close for a while, those fcl It/.'.'s would find they weren't ani good with six fouls on them in everj game so they'd drop out and theii we'd have young players who can i;o and we'd have a good game.". Biggest surprise '.to this dcpt I heard around the recent major league baseball meetings: Cleveland --- willing to "talk" trades for Bob get any off IHJIilMiTTK Glltl.S-Showrv above is Coach Charles Sims' Hurdetle School girls u-ain Coieh Sous' scpiad is composed almost enurely ol inexperienced girls because Uurdetto Installed a broad b-,s- kelball program only this year. Members ol ihe team are: front r ow rleft to right i-charlcne Pierce Mar gle Lee Gore, .Mae Beryl Ucvill, Martha Wixson an<l Eealrice Wamngton. Back row - Lena Laudcrdalc Bobbie Lou Peterson, Anabellc Lutes and Mamie Ruth Lloyd. Independent Cagers Ploy Three Games Hoi- Hoos/ers Wakeficld service Station. , lln - --- ----= land. Mo., and Iliibbard Ilardwarc, service to hnseljnll at won their games in City indcpen- dinner of the New Yor Stengel to he Honored By Writers Tonight -NliW YORK, Dec. 16. fAP)_Mall- apt'r Ca.sey Stengel, who drove the New York Yankees to a World Se- £} ~J f lies-victory the past season, will be £J V / O "~ honored lor long and meritorious I ' Top dent Basketball League action the annual k Chapter ol .. , , — —-- i Baseball Writers Association the Hlytheville Armory nighl | Feb. 5, In the first game Wnkctlehl came lo life in the second half to outclass Blytheville Motor :u-28 with Holland Steele 55-17 in Ihe second same anri Huhbard Hardware defeating the farmers Bank five 50-28 in the final contest. 1'lay in the Rlyllicvilel Y sponsored league will be jxj.stponed next week due to the Christmas holidays but «iJl be resumed Dec. 23 with three j!allies. The lineups: First (ianle litile Yankee short-stop. WAS chosen "player of the year" by the New York group. i-ii Bunch Ruke^traw Dliclos Jo/ltison WnkerieJrf rv- s . Harris H2> F. tv'heatham 13' F. Mabley t3) c. Merrill G. Pierce H) .... G . Substitutions: Yv'akcield — Eubanks, Thrclkeld .0'. J. Uuclos '•>) Blylheville Motor ._ Smith and Chapman and chnttin \ : > i. Pos. Rogers (3:t) . . F Reagon (12j .. p .. cj, chandler Hester (61 .... C ,2, Burton Coleman 121 G. .. ( alewood (2) G. Subsitiutions: Holland NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. Ill . | Dec. 16. (.-Vi—lUSDAi—Hogs 1)300; I biinuws and gills steady to 25 hiyh- BlylheviHe j cr " lan Thursday's average: ad- Jlotor Vance confined mostly to ....„___ over -J20 Ibs: sows steady to ?5 lower: bulk B nod and choice 1702!() Ibs 1575-10.00: practieal lop 16.00; about 100 hogs IB.'.'a; 250-270 Ibs 1525-50; 280-32.1 Ibs 1-1 25-75; 150-no Ibs lii 50-16.00; 120-HO Ita 14.7r)-15.50; sows under 400 Ills 12.75-13.25: 10.75-12.SO; ! ii.oo-n uo. Sleelc i Cattle 1000; calves /DO: few med- Bizxell ew 1[).50: over 400 Ibs stags n 00-11.00; boars Hiiucom S> Hulscy — Berry. Fundcr- ^Jackie Robinson Best Offensive Player in National YOKK. Dec. 10. «•)—Brook. lyn's Jackie Rcbin.son '-vtttual . . was the in- I'lmosp Your Wi-apnns Afler dealing Willard Marshall and other assorted players to the Braves. Leo Durochcr put j n a bi- |)hig lor rookie Don Mueller as iii> excellent fielder who would replace Marshall ni the. Giants outfield. That led A New Jersey scribe to recall a letter which manager Bruno Bet/el received when Mueller first joined Jersey city: . . . . H came from Don's father, an old-time ball Player, and it said: "When you see standout in the National him nt hat. you'll love him But : -..,,.^., offensive department dur- when yori see him with a ulme on "'•f "ic past season. I his hand, vo.-'ll want to 'hit him Olficinl averages, released today wilh the bat" by the .senior baseball circuit, show i:ie Dodgers' ,\ Psr o .••croud baseman In it In bulling. n rat ( n ijiise-stcal- iiig and tied for first in .sacrifices wish St. Louis' Marty Marion. It was these accomplWimrn 1 .:- lhat won him the circuit's coveted mcrst valuable award. Robinson led the hitting will! a mark of .342. becoming 'the first right-handed bailer in history to pace the league. He had 37 stolen bar.cs and 17 sacrifices. The Brooklyn Infieldr-j- shaded the i Cardinals' Stan Musial by four percentage points in an Individual race. Besides batting .M8. Musial led in base hits with 207, total bases with 228. doubles with -u and he tied with Enos Slaughter, a leam- matc. in triples with 13. TViree Gomes Scheduled in Church Cage League ''lay In MIC Biytheville Ys C.i ;rch School Basketball League wil continue tomorrow morning with three games scheduled for the Blythcviltc High School gym In the first game the Yar'bro Baptist n-ill meet First Methodist with the Lutherans playing the Shorts and Shells rhe Detroit Lions plan to pui, up a real battle to retain their riqhls to Leon Hart on the grounds thai pe has acquired as a "bonus" choice and not in smv regular draft . Southern California U. is really iCharmin'l Sharman. who is on display in the east this week Considering Bill j s | hc whole team rirumbeater Btib Smith .snys they're co.iMderine the chanuinir the name ifornia tmiVersily o( Sharman Cal- Qnotc. tlnijuolr Dr. Gcorse L. Craw. U. ol Oklahoma president: "if we can get our share of the football players »e grow In Oklahoma and can'pick np an occasional lino-backer from Texas, well do all right." Knrl of Uic I.inr EiSlH members of the Dartmouth SKI te?m are home-grown Vermont pr^rl'.-cts. We assume they jusl take victory for granite. Yarbro Methodist In the second »nd the Lake Street .Methodist and Rrst Chrislian team playlnif the irst Baptist In the final tilt. Hubbard Jones 118) Tu rl ey i H' DC LOU? r.|i ium grade str-ers 19.00-22.00; common and medium hrrilers and mixed yearlings . 16.00-22 00; common and incdiujn beef con's I.?.50-15,00: canners and cutters 10.00-12 50. F. C. ners Bank 12, ccarlcy We.slhroiike igi Whilis To tiie Uibal duels r,t Ihe American Indians during the IKGO's. own- BLOOMINtlTON, Inrl.. D"C. 10 ijl'iThe Atkatisus Unxorbacks car- ric-d homuward today ihis basketball lesson: it you're Boing 4o be The award, sin annual rme, was ! Mttcessful wilh tile' ball-conirol voted the Yankee pilot over three ' style ul jilay, ymi have to control other nominees. Phi] Rizzuio, great Coach Presley Askcw's Arkansans learned it through a sad experience 75-50 shellacking at the hands of tiic Indiana HOOSLLT.S—here hisl The Ila/urhacks tried to work their .sluw, deliberate system—de . led to take advantage of only the best scoring opportunities and keep Ihe opposition from Ketlitig the ball ciioiiuh lo do much scoring'. But timi arid a'.;iiin the Hdosiers simply stole the ball out of ihe Porfccts' hands and raced down- cnml for lay-in field goals. They aUu inttrccjitcti m;»ny p.ibsc-s and dominated ihe rebounds. Sharp-shimling CicriiUI llmlspclh continiifd lo set the pace for Arkansas, scoring 13 points. But Hill Garrelt made 20 for Indiana's speedy Irani and ^ot mo his mules. Arkansas sot oil l« a poor start and was behind. 17-1. sit. one time. Bui Chi ice in ihe luilf they Hubijard mile Hard- moved lo within three |x>inls of the Hoosiers, only to hsivo the hoine- lliiK-s turn on the steam after the hilcimil-sum. Indiana led. 3o-'J9, at the rest period. It wa.s one of the worst—If not "i' 1 worst baskclbsill lickincs an Ark.'iii.^a:^ i::;un ever suirerrd and ins it totem pole "was like haviii" ', Ic!1 '!"" n ' m " 1): ' ck - s wi '-" •' spa-son your name in the sucial register. record ol iwr. wills anil four defeats. wan- _ oiiwon. Farmer., Bi .i,k - Kramer Wins 20th Match r Hyde, Bsurjhman, Stiles anri i From Pflncho Gonzales . ClOV ' C ' ' 'NDIANAl'OUS, I ml., Dec. Hi. U. of A. Expected To Pick Douglas Eagles' Assistant Likely Successor To John Barnhill FAYETTEVILLE. Ark., Dec. 16. 'AIM -A new head football coach wa< to be named at the University of Arkansas today—and Otis Douglas, who helped build Ihe powerful I'hiladclphla Ragles, apeared llrsl tn line for the Job. In picking the man, Ihe Athletic Committee of the Board of Trustees was expected to follow the recommendation of John Barnhill, who is .stepping aside as coach to devote full time to mounting duties of Ihe athletic directorship. The name of Ihe 38-year-old Douglas has been linked with the job for several weeks. Sources close lo Bnrnhill indk'.-iled—but would not sav—he Is the man. Tile fact that Donglns was en route west wllh Ihc Eagles for their National Football League playoff wllh Los Angelas- Sunday, hoivcver, caused some observers lo spcctllale that Uarnhlll might come up with a "sleeper" as lite successor. They tell it likely that the new man would be an hand here when named. If liarnhill had settled or: any one man his decision was R carefully guarded secret early Unlay. He anil Dr. Lewis Webster Jones. Uul- vei.slly president, were in collier- cnce late lasl night with booster advisers. None would comment alter wards. Douglas Will Accepl The Philadelphia Evening Rulle- lln said yeslerday lhat. Douglas, whose litlc with Ihe Eagles is trainer but who Is regarded as a right- hand strategist lo Philadelphia Coach E'arle (Greasy) Ncnlc, would be the Arkansas coach under a ihrec-ycar contracl. DoijgJa.s commented at, Albtiquer- quc, N.M., where the Eagles worked out yesterday, lhat he had not heard from Arkansas but would take the job if it were oflercd him and would a T formation .sitni- lj<r to Ihe one laughL the Haaor- bucks by liariihill this year. Tlie Eagle trainer, who was head coach at Drexel Tech on the side this fall, conferred with university officials here .several weeks ago, shortly after Barnhill announced plans to reorganize the atlllclic staff. In four years at Arkansas, Brirn- liil! won 22 games, lost n nnd Ucd three. His 1040 Kami-backs shared the Southwest Conference championship with Rice and tied L8U In in (he Cotton Bowl. His 1047 team beat William and Mary in the Dixie Howl. This year the Ra?,oi backs won five and lost live, and fans began grumbling in midscason. But Dr. Jones made no mention of won-losl records in announcing yesterday that Uarnhill Is being elevated. He praised Barnhlll's work here and said the dual activities of coach and athletic director were "a burden no man can bear." Barnhill's contract, providing a salary of 512,0:0 a year, as six years to run. Kentucky Falls *BHS Gifls Lose •^^ ** _. MB ^H .K To St. Jo/ins By 69-58 Score NEW YORK. Dec, 10. M'J-A lot can happen between imw and next March, but right now It looks as If there will be a new NCAA baskcl- "nll champion. Kentucky, the defending champion, look a r>!)-58 drubbing from St. Johns of Brooklyn hi Madison Square Garden last night. The boys from the blue Brass country, behind 31-20 nt haUthne. spurted In the second lialf to pull within five points at 01-SB. but (hen St. Johns •main widened the gap. Kentucky plainly showed the Inss by Rrndimtlon of last year's stars Alex Oroza. Ralph Beard Wall-' Wall Jones nnd Cliff Darker. Snulhr-rn California, opening an eastern tour, knocked Canislus out of the unbeaten ranks. G3-!iB, in (] lc feature of n donbleheiuler at Bui- Mlo. 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To Osceola 56-31 Luxofd Boys Advance To Semi-Finals As Wilson Goes to Finats Biytheville High School's Squaws were eliminated from Luxora High School's Invitational tournament by the Osceola High School's girls' team who took a 5C-31 victory from Cuach Donna Johnson's sritiad in a qu'ar. ler-Iinal match last night. The advanced Ihc Osceola virls into the si-ml-final.s ol the tourna- inrjil, wliei-e they will meet the Wilson girls tonight. Betly Nell Bobbins led Osceola to the victory with 32 poiut.s followed by Niiiicy Driver willi 23. Dovle Storey was high for Biytheville wllh 15. In oilier miartcr-linal action last night, Luxora's lx>ys moved Ui the semi-finals with a resounding 5717 victory over Ihc nell Blucjays in I he same. Stanford and Rutherford led Lr.xora with IG |)'ti Unbeaten defending North Carolina state Southern Conference 1 oerence cluuniis, walloped l.os Aivelcs Loyola. 0-2-47. nt Raleigh, N.C. H! R |,]y_ touted Bindley, playing at home at Peoria, III., had it easy against Texas Chrislian. 85-49. but Cincinnati surprised with a fl(i-SI triumph' over Kansas of Hie nig Seven. Arkansas, of the Southwest Conference. continued to meet trouble In Hie Big Ten, losing lo Indiana. Ti-5D. Hamllne, the defending tourney tllleholder, ndvanceri to the final's of Ihe Las Angeles Invitation loiir- noy by beating Gonzaga, 50-17 Pepiwrdlne ( HriRlmm Young recent winner of Ihe Skyline Six tourney, 4S-:i9. lo gain the final bracket spot. Nate Dclong. of River Falls (Wlsl Tenehcrs, tossed In n;i points against St. Johns (Minn) ns his team won. 7/'M. This gave a total of 2,207 points during his collegiate career for a new all-t : me scoring mark. Jim Lacy, of Baltimore Loyola, scl the previous mark of 2. ISO last season. Wilson's boys fought their way by j into tile llnals by downing O.sccola '••" 35-28 III a semi-final clash. Forrester led Wilson with 13 points and Watson scored Ihe same number for Osceola. In the Dyess tournament, last- The Alaska Highway Is 1,600 miles long. . night. Hie Shawnec and Dyess boys and MiMco and Keiscr girls moved Into Ihe finals with semi-final victories. Dyoss will play Shawnee tonight at 8:30 and Mls-:co's girls will meet Kclscr at 7:30 in the finals. eKiser's girls won the right lo play in the finals by dumping Ihc Dyess girls 48-32 tn Ihc first game last ni«ht. Amas nnd DcLar.cey led Kel- ><er with 12 points each and Car- miachcl led Dyess with 13. Uycfs' boys downed Kelser 43-U In the second game, Childs, Bullion and Fells each scored four points for Kelser and Dean led Dycss with 11. In HID third game, Mtssco's girls moved Into the finals with a 40-29 win over Lcnanlo. Brady led MIssco wilh 3] point. 1 ; and Hnrvbon led Lcpanto with 14. Ill the final game, Shawner's boys defeated Lcpanto 53-40 with Robertson scoring u poinus atui Wilmoth leading Le;>:iu- lo with 16. 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