The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 24, 1950 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 24, 1950
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1D50 BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Papooses Play Jonesboro Here Tonight; Chicks And Squaws Go To Leachville Juniors to Play On Home Court Other Two Teams Plan Road Trip To Meet Tough Foes The Chicks, Paps and Squaws face tough tests tonight In three games, oni! tn be played here and two In Lcachvilifi. Tonight Coach Earl Stabler'* IjSjfC-beatfn Blytheviile Junior High "anooscs, place their good record on the block against the Identical mark of Jonejboro's ahvays lough Junior Whirlwind in a single game at Haley Field gym. The game Is called for 8 o'clock. And while the Papooses are battling their arch rivals of Northeast Arkansas Ihe Chirks and Squaws will be matching dribbles with the Leachville High Srhool teams In a double header at Leachville. The Squaws arc slated to meei the Lion sextet In a preliminary game at 7:30 with Ihe Chicks am Lions laking the floor at-8:30. I'aps lltjpe for Victory While both the Chicks and II Squaws are- underdogs In their games with Loachvillc tonight, th Paps ]iave been given an evei chance of upsetting Jonesboro'. fast moving juniors. According tc reports from Craighead County Coach Dell Settlcmire's Whlrlwin Is a little weaker than It was las year and with a .few breaks th Paps could revenge a couple o humiliations of last year. The Paps are raled as one of th best junior teams to come out o Blvtheville in some time and ha 1 lived up to that rating in thci first nine games of the season. The! record now stands at eight win. against only one loss, a ouc-poiu decision to Leachville In an over time. , The two junior teams have plfi.vei dtot one common opponent so fa Wiis season. Manila. Both (cam found tough sledding with th West Mississippi County Junior with the Paps barely nosing by tl Junior Lions Mid Jonesboro tnkir ft six-point win. Chicks lo I'lay Lcachville The Chicks and Ihe Squaws ar going to find things rough n Leachvllle. Coach Bocomb McKeel Lions are rated right along wit Jonesboro in the listing of Nort Arkansas powers. In fact the Lion handed the Hurricane its only de feat this season, a 12-point setbac in the Leachville gym. The Lionesses have been tabbc the team to watch in tlie cotnin county ;i lournament5 In spile of th f acl.'tlj'fy., haye_ Blptf.ed. fev^iMissL aippl; County 'teams. 'Although the record is not near BS impressix AS that of the Lions, Coach Bobb Anderson's girls are expected t cause trouble in the tournament Tomorrow night the Chicks an . Squaws go to Steele for a pair c games with the Steele Bulldogs na Friday night the Chicks and th f^^ps are slated to meet the Dy Eagles in a pair ol games here. Tonny Matmen Defeat 'Blimp And Don Keene Sis-hundred and twenty-live ounds is a lot of blubber but take ic word of Bill Canny and Buddy nox, size isn't everything. Canny and Knox used superb •ickery last night and sprawled ilimp Levy's 625 pounds scross Memorial Auditorium wrestling ng like so much wet canvas In main event of the American -cgion's wrest ling bouts at the Au- itorlum. Levy, billed as' the world's larg- ;t wrestler, found his size was no latch for Canny and Knox and he nil his partner, Don Keene, drop- ed a howling decision in the main vent bout. But the oversized niatman gave he fans plenty of laughs as he ithstood flying tackle alter flying ackle until he was finally whipped lown. Then he was an easy victim. Canny and Knox won the dcc- sion in straight falls taking the irst in 18 minutes. Knox got rid if the Blimp in 12 minutes by trlp- ng him and then pinning him be- ore he could crawl to his feet. Cnn- ly then defeated Knox in six minutes with an arm bar. The second fall lasted but 15 nimites with Knox defeating Keene n 10 minutes with airplane spins ind a pin and Canny pinning the Blimp afler five hectic minutes of lead butting. Knox and Canny took urns at butting headlong Into the Blimp's mushy mid-scctio only to bounce off as f it was rubber. But after five minutes thye wore him down and Canny applied the pin. In a preliminary one-hour time imit bout Knox and Keene battled hrough three falls to a draw Keene won the first fall in 13 min- ulcs will) kangaroo kicks and Knox won the second with a crab hold n 12 minutes but time ran out In the Ihlr'd and Referee Mike Meroney declared the match n draw. fICHT'FUEL—Freddie Mills breakfasts on bacon and eggs at n 's Bctchworlh. Surrey, training camp The Englishman defends the world light-heavy, weighl championship against Cleveland's Joey Maxim al t-arl s Court. London. Jan. 2-1 New Pro Grid League Reacly for House-Warming Next Fall —Courier News I'boto SHAWNEE CACIERS—The Shawnct Indians have surprised many teams in Mississippi County this year after being tabbed an easy mark in pre-sca.-,on figuring. They meet Wilson at Shawnce Friday night. They are (first row. from the lelt) Iliggins, Speck, LaKuc, Robertson; (second row) Sulcer, Welch, Harrison; (third row) Adams, Haskett.and Housaman. DiMaggio's Heel Still Yankees' Big Problem Ross Pritchard To Shun Draft By Washington FAYETTEVILLE. Ark., Jan. 24.— Wi—Ross Hritchard apparently will play another year of football with the University of Arkansas Razorbacks before turning pro. The 160-pound back said yesterday he hasn't heard from the Washington Redskins but that he would play with the Porkers dur- ing'the 1950 season. : .-..The-'Skins cliose pfitchard , as a prospect .for pro football. He was one of three men they were allowed lo keep out of the National-American Football League draft. Pritchard was injured before the 1949 season got under way. He still has one year of elgibility. Five other Porker gridders selected In the draft said they have not made any agreements but probably will do so "if conditions are favorable." They are fullbacks Geno Maz- zantl and Leon (Muscles) Campbell, picked by Baltimore; tackle John Lunncy, Los Angeles; end Billy Hix, Philadelphia and back Alvin Duke, Washington. Arkansas State Hands Ouachita 61 to 48 Defeat By the Associated Tress The fight for the 1349 AIC basketball crown Is now between Arkansas State College of Jonesboro and Arkansas Tech. But it's anybody's guess just how long it will stay that way. Led by center Maurice Miller the State Indians bumped Ouachita from the unbeaten list with a 61 to 48 victory at Jonesboro Monday night. The win gave state a 4-0 slate. Miller ran up 23 points for high scoring honors ol the game. Oua- chlta's high point man was Othcl Standridge with 18. Tlie Wonder Boys of Tech. who have a season record of G-n take on Ouachila in a crucial test Saturday night. By Joe Rololilcr NEW YORK. Jan. 24—M'j—The' World Champion New York Yankees are not sitting as pretty as some vould like to have you believe. Those quotes coming out of the rent office: "We don't need trades, he Yankees already have tlie best" •e nothing more than empty words. I'hey hardly explain why the Yan- cces tried so desperately to wrest first baseman Eddie Robinson and : ]ilchcr Rae Scarborough from the Washington Senators last December. There is no doubt that things ook far better now than a year ago at this date, but that doesn't mean the Yankees have no problems. Manager Casey Stengel still does- 't know how many games Joe DiMaggio will play next season. His first base situation is in doubt. Will it be Johnny Mize, Joe Collins. Penton Mote .Billy Johnson or will he be forced^ to,draft Tommy Henrtch from trie outfield?. How much would that weaken the outfield? Will Jerry Colcman, the brilliant young cookie of 1949 tall victim to the sophomore jinx? Will Tommy Byrne filially overcome his wildness? And what about Joe Page? Can the gifted rcliel pitcher' perform his near miracles of '49? Made Only One Transaction The Yankees have made only one player transaction since whipping Ihe Brooklyn Dodgers In Hie World Scries. They acquired outfielder Dick Wakefield, Delroit's problem child in exchange for rookie first baseman Dick Kryhoskl. Casey is high on Wally Hood the 24-year-old ex-collegian who looked good in several relief stints last September after his recall from Kansas City. The rookie righthander had an 8-8 record with Newark and Kansas City last year. Other pitching hopefuls include Don Johnson, Paul Hinrichs, Dick Carr and Hugh Radcliffe. Johnson, Bridge Site Selected CLARKSDALE, Miss., Jan. 24— M'i— The Arkansas - Mississippi Bridge Commission has chosen Montczunta Bend, four mites north of Friars Point, Miss., as the site for the proposed new span across the Mississippi River. Highway engineers from both states p_reviously had picked liie site which Is across the river fron Helena, Ark. LEADING BREWERY SEEKS DISTRIBUTOR One of (he leading mirtwestcrn brewers with » complete line sccVs distributor for this area. Cans, bottles, kegs. If you are now a »«er distributor or a successful route salesman for soft drink, bak- <•<}-, dairy or meal packer, or for nihcr products delivered rrgn- larly lo tavern*, h.irs, grocers and super markets, you may qualify tor this unusual opportunity, flrcwcry representatives will be tn tins city within a short while for personal Inicrvicns. Replies will be |, c id siriclly conflilcnlial. Opportunity limited to men financially responsible. Address F.O. Box 2175, Kansas <'llj Missouri. pitched in 42 games for Sacramento and was adjudged the best relief pitcher in the Pacific Coast League. Although Hinrichs and Radcllffe won only four games Iretween them last year, both are thought of highly. Radcllffe is only 21 and Hinrichs 24. The Yankees own a third bonus meets Texas player in outEietder Jackie .letiwit, I chrislinn Cherry Raps Schedules of SMU and TCU AUSTIN. Tex. Jan. 24. M')— University of Texas football coach Hlair Cherry says his team Is at a "distinct, tii.sarlvantagc" because ol "open dates" two Southwest Conference schools scheduled next season before games with Texas. He said Southern Methodist Unl- vcrsity has an open dale before I and so has Texa; the former California football star | Last year Cherry blasted who was purchased from Oakland last fall along with second baseman Billy Martin. The 22-cyar-old Jensen hit only .201 for tlie Oaks but showed lous of promise. Martin, a hustling type of ball player, hit .284. The ticst bet among the nc\v outfielders appears to be Jimmy Del- 24-year-old graduate from City where he hit .317. Up look with Ihe Yankees last for September, Delsing contrucd to , work up a .315 mark in nine games. ..^Collins, a. teammate of. Delsing at Kansas City, owiicd a 73lVmark with the Blues and drove runs. Mole, his first base rival, was far below the figure at Newark, baiting only .210. Eddie Le Baron May Turn Down Pro Grid Offers STOCKTON, Callt., Jan. 24—«!>)— Eddie LeBaron, College of Pacific's mighty mile, plans to sell chicken feed—not play for It. LeKaron, three - time Associated Press little All-America quarterback, was drawn by the Washington Redskins in the National-American Pro Football League draft. "I seriously doubt if the Redskins ran interest me," the 160- pound Eddie said last night. "I'm waiting to see what they say. But it'll have to be a pretty gone! deal." . ... , ."" " ~ ' LeBaron, voted the outstanding who .ailed in two previous trials, player in the Shrine's East-West for scheduling an open date befon Ihe Texas game. He said then hi would attempt la change the sit- nation in the future. Matty Bell. Southern Mclhodisi athletic director, said recently the "open dale" in SMU's 1950 schedule before the Texas game w.ij caused by the 11-week Sonthwcs Conference season with each lean only playing ten games. He salt SMU's "open date" jusc happened to fall before the Texas game. , "An open dale at that time certainly win be beneficial to SMU," Cherry said yesterday. "It will give them time to rest and get In betlcr physical condition and an opportunity to change their offense enough to discount for scouting. "We will be at a distinct disadvantage next season with two of our conference rivals observing op- Holy Cross Still Reigns as Top Team in U.S. Ky Joe Relchlcr NEW YOHK, Jan. 24—MV- The classy Crusaders of Holy Cross continued lo reign today as the kingpins ot the country's college basketball Ir-ams In the fourth weekly Associated Press poll. The all-conquering quintet from Worcester, Mass., who wrested Ihe oadcrship from SI .John's of Brook yu by a narrow margin last week captured lop honors by a landslide vote. Unbeaten In 14 starts (his season Holy Crovs drew 118 "of a possible lf?6 first place voles casl by s|>orls writers and spurts casters from coast to const. Duquesnc of Pittsburgh, the oul, other undefeated major live, picket up only four first place nominations jut grabbed enough seconds and thirds lo vault from sixth lo .second. Duquesne has won 13 straight. Holy Cross finished with 1,600 points UP the Dukes' 1,024. Long Island University, despite ILs 55-52 upset by North Carolina State last Tuesday, clung to Its third place ranking. The Blackbirds (13-2) had 10 first place calk 'and piled up 826 points to come in ahead of Kentucky and St. John's, fourth and fifih, respectively. Two firsl place votes were cast for 12lh ranking Kansas Slate. The top learns (first place builds in parentheses, and records including Monday night's games): Team Ki'rnrd I'oinls 1. Holy Cross (118).14-0 I.COO 2. Duqueslle 14) 13-0 1,021 3. Long island (10)..13-2 820 4. Kentucky (G> 11-4 7li2 5. St. John's (0) 15-2 W 6. Bradley <B) 16-3 7. La Sa.le (C) 11-2 C. C. N. Y 0-2 9. Indiana (2) 12-2 10. No. Car. State (2) 13-3 COS 534 440 384 380 Opium Smuggling Posing Problem tor Bangkok BANGKOK , (AP)-Oplum, boll legal and illicit, is filling news col' iimns of Bangkok papers these days Within a month there were four large opium smuggling cases. ; The opium division, excise dc- partment, of the Thai government, accepted applications from opium resorts lor purchase ol the drug. There are 101 legal opium places In Bangkok and Dhonburl. Tluxse seeking to O|>en new divan.-; have to pay higher fees in 1050. By Kalph Kmislcln PHILADELPHIA, Jail. 24. M'j _ The structure of the new Natlonal- Anii-rlcan Foolball League was firm .n Us foundation locTay with only few finishing louchi's needed before the house-warming next full. Prodded by Ihe forceful hand of Commissioner* Tiert Bell, the 13 NAFI, owners completed a six das loumling meellng last night bj agreeing on two working divisions All that remains to ready Ihn league for business is a schedule and Bell has promised that In aboul a month. The NAFL—product of a merger between the National Footbiil League and three All-America Con ferencc (cams— came lip with till division alignment after hours o bllter debate: t. Philadelphia, Cleveland. Nes York Giants. Pittsburgh, Chlcngf Cardinals, and Washington. 2. Chlcnqo Bcnrs. Los Angele, San Francisco. Green Bay. Dclroi and the New York Bulldogs. 3. Baltimore was designated a the "swing" team and will be p!«.cc: in one of the divisions for standin punxxsos at a bier dale. To rlay 12 fJamc Srlinlnlrs Commissioner Bell said the learn would play a 12 game schcdllli probablv cnganlni; in home an home sorlcs wllh five loams in Ihr! own divisions; inccllug one trad 1 tional rival and (lie "swing" team Baltimore as the "swing" tcai plays each [earn once—six gami at home and six on (he road. All the owners appeared happ with the results jl the 300 plnv draft, operated on a licll plan. Tl commissioner set up the draft nip chinery late. Saturday nfler II ownes failed to come up with a so utlon of their own. The name plnyers of 191!)—I.e Hurt. Noire Damp end: Dreik Will er. Southern Methodist back a Charl.'y Justice. North Caroli back—all were grabbed off, IJelroil Jl a scries of manetivr- er.nie up with Hart and Walkc while Washington drafted Jhsl! as Us iGth choice because he. m; nrl play pro football. Detroit made tin: biggest deal the meeting, sending its urcnl bai Bullet Bill Dudley, to Washing for Ban Sandifcr. defensive hal buck of the Redskins. Tile only player business sllll on tap Is drndliiR of the displaced players from defunct All-America Conference teams — Chicago Hornets. Buffalo Bills, and Los Angeles Dons. That will br. done June 3. charity game at San Francisco Dec. 31, said he has brcn offered . , partnership in business here. a hay and feed ing at fewest '' On the Mt. Van Hoc- venberg run, Lake Placid, N. Y, daredevils enjo3> "bobsledding at its best." (entucky Upset >y Irish 64 to 51 Alabama Squeezes By Vanderbilr 47-44; Ohio State Triumphs By Mllo Farnetl NKW YORK, Jan. 23. f/r>—Rlghl ow Coach Adolph Rtipp of fading (entucky probahly Is wishing (or nolher all-Americr>n Alex Groza to fib up at Lexington. Hupp already has lost more ba«- ctball games this season than In « p o previous campaigns of regular lay. Noire Dame iip?et the Wildcat! t South iii-ml Insl night. 61-51, lor Zupp's third loss in his last fiv« imps. Kentucky's record now Is 11 vlc- orles and four losses. Grojai, Fialph Board. Wah Wah fanes and Cliff narkcr, departed Wildcat acr-3, led Kentucky lo 33 victories aeatnst two losses last season—and one of those was In pdst-scnson play to Loyola of Chl- ons" In the National Invitation far.rnaimnt. The previous year, Kentucky cnme up with a 36-3 record—oii« oss being In Ihe Olympic playoll« ) the Phillips Oilers. • That adds up to only three losse* during the past two seasons of rcj?- ulnr play for perhaps the greatest college tpsm ol all time. Scran-toot Bill Spivey scored yi points for Kentucky hut got little help against Noire Dame's snpho- more-powercd five. Kevin O'Shea led the Ramblers with 16 polnLs u Notre Dnmc won the llth In their liilli-R.ime srrlcs. At Columlms. Ohio Stale (10-3), rot'ninctl undisputed first place.In the Big 10, whipping Iowa, 68-S4. The Buckeyes now have a 4-1 conference record. Alabama (8-5) upset another upset team, Vnndcrbilt, 47-44, in a Southeast Conference game. Th» loss Is Viindy's' first In the SEO against five victories. The Commodores have an 11-4 record. Oklahoma City u. topped the Pcorln Cnlorpillnrs. 51-34, and Louisville <n-31 retained Its ranking as one of the country's better lives with an 82-11 victory over Morehcad. en dates before our game, but It's Jnsl our misfortune. There Isn't anything that can be done 'about " Chinese Communists Put End to Rug Trade SRINAGAR, Kashmir (AP) — Kashmir's brisk trade In color/nl yarkand rugs has come to an end with Chinese Communist control of Sinkliing province. Until recently, Moslem traders Unveiling by yak and horseback came south through Himalayan passes with thousand* of small felt rugs. Kashmiri artisans embroidered bright de.slRiu on the rugs and shipped them to the United States and United Kingdom. A. P. & L. Seeks Authority To Build Gas Distribution Plant Near Nett/cton LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 24— W)_ Application of the Arkansas Power and Light Company for authority >« construct a gas distribution system at Ncttlclon will lie heard Feb. T.'' The Arkansas Public Servlc* CommlMlon yesterday also set for hearing Feb. 7, application 'of th'» Oklahoma Gas and Electric'Co., to supply power by a new transmission line to the Utah Construction Co, near O/nrk. The Fort smith corporation's application for construction o; a gu distribution system for Corning wu set for Feb. 8. Madagascar Is about four time* as large, as England and Wales. \\ just saw •the NEW DESOTO/" Baby— Ijusf " drpve if/" SHEET METAL WORK, OF ALL KINDS Custom work for gins, alfalfa mills, oil mills. Custom Shearing up i o \/\ j nc h thickness. Frank Simmons Tin Shop Rroailway, 2fi51 Whiskev at i Hill and JHil! will not make you an Olympic bob-sledder but it will convince you it is "whiskey at its best." Enjoy this grand Kentucky favorite todayl TT'S NT,w an<* exciting! [f s big, Wanll- 1 fill ami IjfcattvtaUng. Il's the new DP Solo. It could he yours! 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