The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1950 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 23, 1950
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'MONDAY/JANUARY 23, 1950 (ARK.) COURIER NEW! Osceola Ready For (Peak Attendance Expected at Meet FACE SEVEN -BHS Teams Face Tough Foes This Week Increased Seating • Facilities Planned; 85 Boxers to Take Part , Final preparations went forward :;, today for the fifth annual • Norlli- ": east 'Arkansas Golden Gloves Tour- .nament at Os&rola this weelc-cnd - .officials prepared to accomodate •pif liic largest crowds In tour- y*s five-year history. - , Coach nub'e;' Boyce of Osceola I i High School, one -of Ihe dir-eclors Ijof med'cvent, said 'this ' morning llhe lioped to increase • the seating (capacity of the Osceola High School JjSym to.2,000 for tlic three-night I j tourney: which begins Thursday | j night. Last year approximately , 1,500 I: seats- were .crowded into the gym l:but these were-not enough. It was *; estimated, .that 'several hundred i were liirncd away each, night clue | to the lack of'seating'capacity.,. j Coach Boyce stat/rd he planned to install additional bleachers hi the gym so as to increase the scal- l.liiR capacity by at least 500. . . • Eighty-five entrants' 'from all parts of Northeast Arkansas are [expected for the threc-ni^ht affair, j Coach Boycc said. Twelve towns I have notified officials they dcfin- l.itcly would send learns lo the tonr- Tncy while others have indicated they possibly would.' •' " ' I Entrants 'from Wilson. Osceola, I Shan-nee, Turrcll," Keiscr, Luxora, |Burdettc,, ; Lepanto. Manila,' Leach- I ville, Jonesboro and Dy-sss are bc-^ ling depended upon lo furnish most lof the ' contestants, weather and Jflood walers permitting. ' ' >• Open Chiiirs, Sri. Up Coach Boyce staled:that fbr"lho (first time 'in lour years there would I be a schedule of fights In" the open I class.. Heretofore an open class has Ibsen scheduled but few fights in lithji division were lined • up. The * .class is for boys who have, I won ,previous Golden Gloves bouts/ The fighters arc slated to weigh- 1 l.ln at 5:30 p.m. Thursday with the • tournament to slart at 8 o'clock tlic Tsame night. Preliminary fight's will I be fought during Thursday nicht's I session with, the semi-finals schcd- luled . for Friday night an'd the •.championship r q u n d Saturday Inight. Each nightly session is [scheduled, to slart at" 8 o'clock. Fighters entering the tourna- • nient must, " take a ri?id physical laxaniinalion at vveigh-iu time and ^;hose that Indicate even, the slisht- st physical defect will be re-check- Ifed before being allowed to enter |Hie ring Ihe phjsical examma- |rion= win be give by -i plnslenn lilos'd by Ihe Golden Glove 1 • Committee.' , PorkersRisk Lead Against Bears Saturday •-.•:'-•'• /' ; •• -, DALLAS, Tex., Jan. S3. (;p)—Baylor (his week can toss the Southwest Conference basketball r&ce Inlo' a four-team scramble. The Bears, meet pace-setting Arkansas Saturday in the only game scheduled. A victory for Baylor will leave these tied tor the lead: Arkansas, Baylor, Southern Methodist and Texas A. and M. Arkansas slood alone at the top of the standings after last week's hectic. play; . • .,•' Texas A. and M. knocked off Rice. 56-37; Texas Christian heal. Baylor. 64-51; Arkansas downed Southern Methodist, 63-55, and Baylor trounced Hice, 52-43. . i ••• - At,the moment. Southern Meth odlst mid A. and M. are' tied for second place In the conference standings., with-Texas Christian. Texas and Baylor grouped in fourth Rice is last., . , '..'.. "Joe' Mcpermott. Kicc ; ce'ntrr oha'lked up 30 points in '(.wo games last wccl: and leads season scoring with 274 points and, conference scoring with 96. Jewell '.McDowell. Texas'A. and M.. Is second in sci- son scoring with 230 points and eorge McLenn, Texas Christian, second in conference piny with 72 iioints. Arkansas was the pre-season choice to take the championship, art a victory over Baylor Saturday night at Little Rock would increase the Porkers' chances considerably. The stan lines:. " ','..': iMcroney Boo'-s l;Big Matman for [Legion Program Arkansas SMU . . A nnd TCU,:'. Texas; . Baylor R'ce . M Pel. .150 .600 .BOO .600 .son .500 .16' IP" Mfcmoier Mike Meroney will have .enty 'of weight in the American Lesion's wrestling program tonight. IjThere'l! be more'than' 1 1,20 pounds • And;more than one-half of this poundage ; 'will be carried by one | performer, Blimp Levy, who bills himself as the world's .largest I JvTcstlcr,. and the rest will be pretty "avenly distributed among the three pther participants. I] Levy, who comes by the name of Ij'BIinvp" naturally, will burden IjVfpmoria!" Auditorium's wrestling I fins with his listed weight of 625 .bounds in , the tag mutch feature .tout. That's a few pounds more limn- the combined weights of the other three participants in th lag bout. | Levy will'team with- young Don I Xeene, who will weight In at slight|{y more than 200 .against Bill Can- Vi*. v ' at 217, and Buddy Knox. at F 4, In the tag match main, event . the two-bout program Levy Is'a veteran of the wrestling '113 and has performed, before j jrrowds in every section. In spite of pis mafsivc size, lie handles him- ^rir well in the ring, using his .vciyht to n good advantage. Also on tonight's card will be ! a 3f^* two of three falls, one hour t^- limit, preliminary bout be- .wccn Kcene and Kuox. Tech,Qufichita, State in Top AIC Contests LITTLE ROCK; Jan. 23. W, Thr race for the ;1!M!! AIC, basketbal crown get.s down to serious busines this week. One and possibly two ' teams which so far this season have hcl onto undefeated records, wilt. hnv to fall by the waysitle as the leader in the Etruggle start playing eacl other. One of-the "top; attractions'of th \<.eel- will he reeled off tonight \<,hc- the tough Onachita Tigers takes il 6^0 record to Arkansas Slat*. undefeated quintet with 'three 'vie lories. Tnp; Tigers wUl ^rvm" into mor stiff compction Friday night whe they tangle with the Wondcrboy of Arkansas Tech, who also have 6-0 slate., : ' Another crucial game will p ; State against Arkansas Slat Teachers Saturday night. Teacher upset defending AIC champion Col lege of the; Ozarks, 60-59, last week Then State came along to plaste the.Mountaineers, 55 lo 46. Diward Dopson of Tech has pep pcred the hoops for 100 points it five fames to .hold onto lead as th cnr.f'e-cnce's leading indlvidna scorer. His score in the sixth gam hasn't been turned in yet. 'The conference standings: ' Team ; \ W I, Ouachita , 6 0 Arkansas Tech ........ 6 ,0 Arkansas State ........ 3 0 Slate Teachers ; . 5 1 Ozarks : 5 1 Hendrix ..., 23' Ark A.SIM 2 4 Magnolia A&M 24 Henderson : 3 ,6 Ark College .-..,....:... 16 Little Rock J C' I 10 Five Wins PoubJe-Header : CARUTHERSVILLB, Mo., Jail. 23 I ,--Washington Negro High School ijs' team of Caruthersville played victorious double header here jialurday night, defeating Osceola ;>y 25-1$ and then pasting New 1.00 1.00 1.00 .83 .11 .40C .3.1 .33 .33 .14 .09 At the peak of the second worl war, 63,000,000 Americans wer workinjr. 34,0001000 sl'pi]lyirig civil ian needs and 2D.OOO.OOO mcctin war needs either in the armed force or in war industries. Madrid, 30-15 in the finale. The girls gained a 25-16 decisio over Osceola'but dropped a\22-l verdict to New Madrid. Rnfus, with eight points, le Washington over the Osceola five which was paced by Donald wit seven. ' Washington's Aldcridge was hig for her team in both games. Sh parncrcd a total of 25 points in bot games.' R. Staplcton led the Caruthcrs vnle boys in their second win the night. He had 12 points. , Donald was high for Oscccla girts, with seven markers In th first lilt. -. —Courier News I WILSON'S BULLDOGS—Wilson High School's Bulldog cagers won the B division of the rkansas Invitational tournament this year and are rated one ol Ihe top learns of District Three. Members Full Week Ahead For Sports Fans Boxing Tournament, 26 Basketball Titls Scheduled in County Mississippi County' high school sports faces a very busy week (his week with, a three-night GoUlen Glove* tournament at CXsceola and something like 2« basketball games fCeiser Beats Dell for First Win in 2 Years .scheduled. The boxine loiirniinienl, which will involve teams from all parts of Northeast Arkansas, 'doesn't get underway until Thurcduy niijht but Oldest Rivalries • • . i To Flare Anew KEISER, Jnn. 23 — The Kelser High School Yellow Jackets ended a lengthy losing slreak here Saturday night by nosing out Ihe Dell nine Jays 18-15 to give Kelser learns a clean swifcp of a cage doubleheader.. The victory was the Yellow Jackets' first In more lhan Iwo years During that period Ihey lost more I'.mn 50 consecullve games. In the lirst game ol the twin bill Ihe Keiscr girls, led uy substitute forward Crews came from behind in Ihr second half to brush past the Dell sextet 39-35, Keiser was trailing '21-11 at halftime but a brilliant last half rail} .f Coach Hoy stobaugh's squad are: front raw (lelf to righO-Jimmy Garrctt, jiminy ' 'Money, Bob Aiminds 01 i; I Shamlee'a,^ W Howard. Woodyard, Tom Mooring, and Jim Deer. Second row— Bob Forrester, Tom Underwood, Wendell Johnon, Tim 'Underwood, and Eugene Woodyard. Third row— Tommy Boylcs, Frank Keel, Edwin Webb, and Cecil Vitliams. . : : " '.''.. -. . ' . ...."' '"' '.! . • , , between nov.' and then baskotual will keep tlie sports fans busy. Things get rolling tomorrow iiiah with at least M basketball'Barnes scheduled in Die county and at leasl two more Involving Mississippi County (cams 16 be played lu m adjacent county. . Only one Missl.isippi County learn ' s01 vns MK " vv ' lh pl 8 Ia P" (|lts is .scheduled for action outside the & " n "' J " s scored, six- for Dell, county tomorrow night. Thill's Manila, which plays Slate High of Jonesboro at Jonesuoro. Highlighting cage aclioii this week will be Ihe renewal ol it number Northeast | o! natural rivals such as, Blylhevillc, I ciav and Joiicsboro, Blythevillc ?.nd Chicks to Tangle With Leachville as Paps Meet Whirlwind BIj'thcvillc's Chicks and Papoose*;', face one of their toughest weeki of The basketball season this week,' meeting two of their oldest hardwood rivals, Jonesboro and Leachville, , , . . Tomorrow night, the Papooses will engage ia their. No. I game of the year when Jonesborb's Junior Whirlwind, always on the basketball court, blows Into Haley Field gym. It will be the first meeting of. (lie two teams this season and game is expected to be n real battle. Both. learns have' outstanding records thus far this season and a meeting has been eagerly nwatted In.Dist-; s!>vc(5 them from nn upset. Crew led the scoring with 21 points fol lowed by Dlxon of Dell with 13. In Ihe boys' RIUIIC, Childs of Kcl- rlca Three jimlor "circles"While Ihe Pnpooses nrc battling the Whirlwind tomorrow night, their big brother Chicks and sister • Keisrr Johnson (2) tin i rl (SI . Amos (2) . Girls' Game Pos. l'...".- W " S °"' """ Braves' Thrilling Finish in 1914 Biggest Upset of Past 50 Years Ry (jaylc TalLili ,. NEW YORK, Jan. . 23—W)—On uly 11 of 1914 (he Boston Braves ,'ere running dead last In the Wa- ional League—M',1 games behind he pace setting New York Giants. Three months later tlie team dir- icted by "miracle man" George fallings won the National League lag by lb',i games arid plastered \\t famed Philadelphia Athletics our straight in a sensational world eries.' ; ' That, say.the nation's sports w r nt- evs and sports casters, was the greatest jsports upset of the first iO years of the century. '.'... ' By a .margin' of 128 to- 53 Ihe amazing feat of Ihe Hub Oily immortals has been adjudged a great- shocker than Gene Funncy s victory over Jack Dcmpsey In their first fight for lhe : heavyweight title at Philadelphia In 1926. Only one othcr'..upset in the-50 years got really serious support among the. 361 experts from coast to coast who chewed on their pencils, drew upon their memories' and replied to an Associated Press poll. Centere's Upset Third :Tiat was little centre College's dramatic 6-0 triumph over Harvard back in 1921, when the Crimson was football power to be reckoned with, Forty cast their .ballots for Bob HfcMillin and the storied pray- ng Colonels. Fourth, far back with 24 votes n the final count, came Jim Braddock's "Cinderella man" victory over Max Baer for Ihe heavyweight' championship in June, 1035. ; The voters covered a lot: of territory, with old but'non-forgott-rn football glories 'standing out In the memories of a great majority of the ballotcers. Tennis, strangely, did not attract a vote. Perhaps most surprising was the fact that only one participant recalled amateur, Francis Ouimet's wonderful victory over the British, stars, Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff for the 1013 open golf championship.- it was an upset which marie this 'country golf conscious.. . . • : The-voting -for greatest upscls of the past 50 years included: 128 — Boston Braves' victory over Athletics : ln 1014 World Scries. 53 — Tunncy' defeat of Dcmpscy in 'first title fight in 1026. •SO — Centre Collecc's football victory over Harvard in IOZ1 24 — Uraddock's defeat of Bacr for heavyweight title in 1935. 21 — Upset's win over Man O' War in 1919. 12 — Schmeling's knockout Louis in 193S. 50 — Notre Dame's football win over Army in 1913. 7 — Dcmpsey'5 knockout of Willard in 1919. 7 - Navy's football tie with Army in 1948' . . • or Sports Roundup i Hujb Fnlkrtan Jr. NEW YORK, Jan. 23—{'I')—As ail old-time' baseball player: Shag Shaughnessy. president 'of the international League, '.often' deplores the disappearance of many'of the 'smart" plays that once were common . . . And he has his own explanation for that disappearance- night baseball . . . ';\Ve used to have a'.lot of pick-off plays, better than the one Cleveland used: In the • 1338 world series, rundown plays and tlie'like' . .'••• Nvc iiscd {q' ;et 10 o'clock in the morn- nig and work; on them;" Shag'says . "Now, with night games, the players don't get' a chance to work on such things. They report at six o'clock,"take a long balling practice that doesn't do any good because they have a coach or outfielder throwing. They can't work on plays because the other team is in Ihe stand. So Ihey go into the clubhouse for a cigarette and coke and they're tired when, the game begins . . . Monday Malince Commodore Scrappy Kcssing, retired-commissioner or the equally retired,All American FootbaH Conference, , repeats emphatically that George Saucr was not fired as Navy coach, though that ain't the way we .get it from other sources. . . Although Charley Riley helped draw a: S57.000 gate when he was flattened by Willie Pep ... St. Louis last week, he'll be lucky to get a-nickel out of It. Seems debts look what the tax collcclors didn't. Holland G/r/s/ Cooter Boys Garner Wins HOLLAND, Mo-, Jan. 23 — While -tollaiid's girls came o!f '.with a vin. Cooler's boys spoiled the Holand homecoming Saturday night v defeating the Lions, 29-16, here. The girls gained a 43-23 victory over the , visitors. , Funderburke was the margin needed for Cooler's win in Ihe boys game. He racked up 15 points for 'he winners. Reid was high for Holland .with six markers. Cooler held an ; 8-7 lalftime, lead. , • "'. T Jnuct Keller was crowned liohie- coining,queen during halftime cjre- I>ot's A|l, Bnilhrrs .When the Hlaleah racelrack *vas opened 25 years ago. Mutucl clerks were'Instructed not to sell ticket, to women . ... The feminine fans outnumbering the males, ganged up and insisted on their right to lose a deuce . . . An interested party's summary of the now-famous Sugar Bowl "spy" incident: "It was one To Ke-KIndk FiMnl The Blytheville - Ooneslioco feud will be re-kindled tomorrow nlsht when tlic Papooses of Blytheville Junior High play hosl lo Joncsboro s Junior Whirlwind at Haley Field gym. The Bljlhcvllle"- Lcrtchvllle feud also is slated to Hare anew tomorrow night, when the Chlck.s and the Squaws Invade' West Mississippi County for : a pair oi games with Coach Bocomb • McKeel'.s Lions. Another top-notcher .tomorrow night will pit Osceola Against Wilson In a pair of games In Wilson's roomy gym. This, name couUt easily be rated' the' game of the night ns it will bring together two of the county's top-rnled H teams J Another ail-importiint gntne Is scheduled ;ior Luxora lomorrow night bct\veeii Ihe Luxora Pantners and Gosnells' back-sliding pirates The Pirates, after having won 10 Willhuns nil Dlxon (51 Wallers (17) Brown Blair Moudy F. P. G G. G... . Workman Substitutions: Kelser — Delancy (0), Crews (21) and Poag. Dell — Simmons, Blankenshlp and Yclver- ton. Bays' Game Keller POS. Dell Kennedy (5) P. . Lewis Childs (8) F, Pace; (2) . c . ( Bullion O.(2) B. Mlnjard Anderson (3> G Brlnn 'Substitutions; Dell — J. MInyard (1) and Perkins (4). nonies. - Holland i'altersoii (22) P. Keller (9) ..<. p. Fitzlvugh .(6) .. P. ray''..'.-..'... G. Chlldcrs .'..... G. N Game Pos. Cooter McCrary G. (8) White .. (3) Rushuig .. (4) McClure ..-.... Stewart Scxfou Perry Substitutes: Holland — McArtlnir (G), Brandon, Shclton, Sanford, Virden, Purceil; pooler — Tliomas, May (8), Evans. Holland Field (fi) ; reasy Taylor (3) .. Avis (4) ... Nunnery (1) Pos. . P. . P. C. G . G. Substitutes: Holland ., Cooler .. (3) Edwards (2) Ladd <15) Funderburke ...... (41 May (3) Hunt — Cope, Han-is (21; Cooter — Lasler (2), P. Jones, Forsythe. In a row succession. now have lost live In In oilier game.s tomorrow night,' Eagles Invade Joiner for a pair of tilts with shawuce's fn- dlan.s, Reiser, will,play Dell at Dell and Bnrdclte will enterlaln Ihe Missco High five of Etowah. In Southeast Missouri action tomorrow night Kojland will Journey to Bragg City for'a pair of games and Stecle will play host to the visiting' Red Raiders' of Ncttleton Ark. Action' Rrsumrs TliurKday Everybody lakes a night off Wednesday but action slarls right hack Thursday night. Thai's the night Ihe Blylheville Chicks play a return engagement with Steele at Stccle. Baptist 'Y' Loop Cagers Trounce Lutherans 94-16 First Baptist's Junior baskelballers of the Blylheville Y's Church School League went on : somewhat ol A rampage .Saturday morning nnd soundly thumped the Lutheran learn,. 9t-16. I The 94 points were the most scored by one' learn since the league began play m December and It also WM Ihc largest margin gained by one team. George Skclton led Ihe onslaught with 41 points for the Bapllsls, followed by leammate, A. J. Hall, .with 2G. In other games plajed Satin day, the Yarbro MelhodULB defeated-the Luke Street MelhodLsts 24-21, with \Vhceler Oracey rimming 21 points for the winners and Ray Hanelt and Etirl Hyde scoring six each for Ihe losers. First Methodist defeated the Promised Land Melhodisls 26-15, with Crmrlcs Hall scoring eight for the winners and Wayne Burnham six. Squaws will be facing- old rivals' also. .The chicks and Snuaws are ' slated for a double-header with Uachvllle teams at Leachville tomorrow night, and the worst Is expected. Chirks In He Underdoes Leachville. the only team to b»at Jonesboro this year, boasts one of the Lest teams in Its history while the chicks arc below their par of lust y?nr. Both the Chicks arid the' Squaws are lalcd as nnd<"dogF Thursday night, the Chicks and Squaws ictuni to action going to Slcele foi retutn engagements with School l^ams The- same Is expected, tomorrow .night: Friday night the chicks and Paps return home to meet :Coach Tom Parks' improved Dycss. Eagles and the.Squaws will be.Idle. The Eagles, aller a slow start, have finally hit th'elr. stride and are ranked among the top Class B learns of District Three. Dy'ess was a Class A school last vear due to the enrollment rule, but dropped Its classification back to B for this Caqe Officials' Meeting Delayed by High Water The scheduled meeting of th« Mississippi County Basketball Officials' Association at Osceola tonight has been posponcd until Feb 6, Charles Jolhtf, secretary of the association said this morning Hiyh \uiler at nig Lake forced the postponement, Mr. Jolliff said. Then Friday night, thiiics pick up. Hopper led the lo.sers with eight-, where they left off Tuesday. The headliner game Friday ntght will bring together two oi I he. county*' biggest rivals, Wilson and Shawnce. There'll be two games played and both at Joiner. Qsceola goes to Huora .Friday Forrest City Teams Defeated By Karnsen High The boys nnd girls basketball teams o( Blythcvlllc's Harrison High School won victories over Lincoln High School of Forrest City at the Armory Saturday nlyht Hnrrison won the girls' game 28- 1G with J^owitha Blackburn scoring 14 points nnd Dorothy Mann scoring 10. Harrison's boy.s won 31-27 with . The first submarine for the U.S. Navy was buljl by John Philip Holland nearly 60 years ago. night for a pair of games while Invades Blytheville lor two with the Chlck.s and Paps, Kelser for two The USXNavy's-llrst submarhW was propelled by a four-cylinder I gasoline engine , Mandrake" occasion when out in time." a guard didn't pull SHEET METAL WORK• — -OF ALL KINDS Cuslom work for gins, alfalfa mills, oil mills. Custom Shearing up lo 1/4 inch thickness. 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