The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 26, 1950 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 26, 1950
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PAGE SIT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 1950 Osceola Boxing Tourney Opens Tonight-Chicks InvadeSteele 70-85 Expected To Participate Three-Night Meet To Be Fifth Annual Golden Gloves Event Teen-aged nnifltcur boxers will Ixgin battling at osceohi tonight for the right (o represent Northeast Arkansas In the Mid-South Golden Gloves tournament in Memphis next month. The occasion Is the fifth annual Northeast Arkansas Golden Gloves Elimination Tournament which opens tonight in osruoln llish School's gymnasium. The tournament will continue with nightly sessions through Saturday nlRhl. Tonight's bouts are scheduled to start at S o'clock and sessions tomorrow and Saturday nights arc slated for the same time. The three-night tournament, one of the biggest athletic event's in North • east Arkansas, Is expected to be witnessed by approximately G.OOO spectators. Tonight's bouts will be preliminary 1 events with most .X them the novice division. Semi - [mil bouts will be fought, tomorrow night with championship bouts scheduled for Saturday night. 70-85 IloM'rs to Enter Between 70 and 85 > thful boxers from all sections of Northeast Arkansas are expected to take part in this year's tournament which Is anticipated to be the biggest in its four-year history. Entries from Osceola, Wilson, Slinwncc Keiscr, Burdclte and Tun-ell are assurrcd while otters from l.«panlo,' Manila, Lcachvillo, Joncsboro and Dyess are .expected. The young boxers were to start weighing in at' 5 o'clock this afternoon at- which time they were given a rigid physical examination by an employed medical doctor A doctor will be in attendance at all sessions to cluck fighters that are injured in the ring. Rube Boyce, Osccola High School coach and one o[ the directors 01 the tournament, said that a capacity crowd of around 1,500 to 2,000 fight fans Is expected for each session. Additional temporary bleacher seals along with ringside scats have been erected in the gym for the event. Appropriate awards win be made to the' champions hi all weight divisions besides a. grand sweepstakes trophy '-which will he awarded to the high school entering the most, contestants. • Y' Loop Action Resumes Tonight With 3 Gomes Action In the Blytheville Y's City iasketball League will be resumed onlght with three games scheduled or trie Armory. In the first game tonight, the ripers Bank five will take on the Vakeflcld Service Station quintet, tollaml, Mo., will play Hubbard l'Aate in the second 'game and Steel*. Mo., will play nyttievllle Wotor in the third game. The first game Is scheduled for 1:30. Tonight's paly opens the second 'lalf of league action, with the. Mason to end Feb. 23. 2 Junior Teams Win Openers in BHS 'Mural Loop > "in the first two gmncs played In the . .1650 BlythcvlllD Hlgli Schoo Intra-Murnl Bnskclball league this week, two Junior home rooms took hard fought, victories. The Cowboys of Miss Cnssiilv's 'room outclassed Miss I-una Wtl helm's room in a 19-18 victory. Le- :oy Crlnei rlrnppcU In 11 points to -take high scoring honors lor Ihi 'Cowboys. In the second g:«no. the Yello-. Birds of Mrs. Green's room dowiwt 'the Flyers o[ Mrs. Alexander's roorr 16-14 111 another low scoring till George Skelton of the Flyers was -nlph with fix points. '. B. Hall, M. Ross. Q. Suilbury. J. : Phlllips, and I/. Crlncr played for ;the Cowboys; nnd C. Mason. F. Wagner. L. Ashley, D. Stone and B. •Kirshner played lor Miss Wilhelm's room. : D. Lloyd. A. Trotter. C. Lutes. E. ^French and T. Young playrd fur the Yellow. Birds and O. Skelton. S. ^Nelson. A. Hall. J. I.opgins'.nnrt M. •Feinbcrg played for thn Flyers. uosne// Gets Its First Win After 6 Losses Gosnell High School's Pirates cot back in the win column last night niter six straight defeats with a 43-25 victory over Holland at G(ts- ncll. In a preliminary contest Holland's Elrls defeated [he Gosnell sextet, 38-29. Hurold Ward led the Pirates to victory scoring 23 points but tile biK (run \v;i-s Pj'cnch who controltcd both bnckboartls in ndiilUoii to pushing through 11 points. Avis !c<! Holland with 13 points. In tile girls' (janie Pnttcr.son scored 29 points for Holland nnil Moody eight (or Gosnell. Girl*' Game Hnlland Vus. Gitsiirll Patterson (20)..F (6) Culciwcl! Keller (G) P (fj) Lucius Fiizlmgh (21....F (7) Jo Gray G Uonncr Shelton G Krecl UarrLs ... G ItobcrU SuUsiitutions: Holland — Swindle (1), McArthur, Dnvall, Brandon Chililcr.s anti McOrary. Gosnel Moody (8), Bcvlll. McGhee. White it. Domier iinrt Robertson. Boys' Game' Gosnrll Oann (5). I'm. ..P.. Hollanc .(2,i Rei< Prcnoh <11) F Crcecj Waul (23) C Taylo Hart 121 G... (13) Avi; (2) G Nunncr iltiolls: Gociicll — Kinory licwis, 1 antl 'ft'own. Holland - Hur his (2) a nil'Cine. Gosnell Teams to Meet Rives, Mo., Juniors The Gosnell Junior boys and girls basketball (cams will meet junior teams from RWC.S. Mo., in the Gc.s- nell High School p.ym tonight. '. In a third game, members of itlie GoRiicll faculty will play Rives 'teachers. The first game is scheduled for 1:30. Present natives of the Pribitof Islands are descendants of Aleuts brought there by the Rnsii'.uis to hunt seals. Box Opens Week Days 1:00 p.m Malfnee Saturday A Sundays Mat.-Sun. ] p.m. Conl. Showing Manila, Ark. Johnson to Furman GKEKNVTLLE, S.C.. Jan. 20. ,'»T>i— A fnnner Paragoitld, AVk., l School mi-ntor. Woody Johnson. 1m been named assistant footua rnvich and hcarl baseball coach a Furman University. Johnson at.* formerly coached at Marlnnnn. Ark "— *^^~^~^^^*^^*mm^ ITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. I.;isl Times Today "THE THREAT" wilh Mirlinrl O'SSita and \'ir^inii Grey -Vens A Carlnon I.asl Times Today "DAVID HARUM" uilb Hill Hirers Shorts Friflay "RIDERS OF THE WHISTLING PINES" wllli r.ene Aulry Also Shorts Saturday "SOMBRERO KID" wltli Don "Knl" Barry Also Shorts I r 'rirlay A Saturday "RIDERS OF THE DUSK" will! Wliip Wilson C'ar(oon nnrl Serial —Courier News JMioto OSCEOI.A BOXEKS—Members of s-ccola's Golden Gloves team in 10 Northeast Arkansas Tournamciit :ilch opens tonight include front iw (left to rifilit)—Dexvcy Gentry, )e Wells and Charles McFarlniul. nek row — Bcrnie Weiss. Jesse lemlng and Bob Watson. They'll ght In the novice division. Pitt Defeated By Penn State; NC State Wins (eiser's Sextet ^Aoves to Finals n Tyronza Meet KEISER, Jan. 26 — Keiscr High chool's 6* r J s bnskclhall tpain ud- inccd'tb the finals or the Tyronza ivilaltonal tourney at 'r>-roii7.a last ight b y riefejiting the strong Veiner High School sextet 33-20. It wns tlic first time, this season tat the Wciner team had been e!cl to less than 50 polnU. The ight before Weincr flefoalcd hawncc in a fusL-routirt samp. iiiE? the wfty for Kciser with with 1G points, while Hall cored 11 for Wciner- The Kclser rls.'".u'ill play the winner of Die roYizrt-Parkin game tonight ir c '_ fimis toiuolrow ntyht. In the boys' division of thr tournament, Wciner eliminated Keiser ith n 35-18 victory. Girls' < r ohnsun (8) Datrl flG) .. rows (9) .. POST. T- 1 . F. F \Veiuei 7i Lvni . (fl> Was . Guldcon. \nios _ G Kcllc Villlains ..... O Dcnni, SubstiluLions: Keiscr — Clay ant y ong. \vciner — Collins and Rhine icavt. NEW YORK, Jnn'. 2G--OP>—Pitt Udu't stall this time. But it dorin'L nake any difference. Penh .state on again. Last Saturday the Pitt basketball quintet palyed "pcnn State at State College, pn.. anrl failed to score point in the first half The 'nntlrcrs froxe the ball .Pen State cri, 5-0, at the half nnd weni HI to win 34-21. The.scene shifted last night' t< :he Pitt Stadium floor In. Pitts burgh. This lime the Panther made n game of it all the wuy be fore Insinp. S8-5L PPiin State wa ihead at the half, 23-20. but Pit tied (he .score seven times in HIP ; second half before fading with the score tied at 50-50, North Carolina StiUc, Southern Conference champs a n rl ranked iflth nationally in this week's Associated Press poll, pulled away in the second half to rout Louisville, 79-53. Joe Jordan sank ID points. H In the first half on seven field goals, to lead Georgia to G7-55 triumph over Georgia Tech in a Southeastern Conference fray at Athens. On. Georgia pulled away after Tech tied the score at 27-27 In the first half. Dayton, which surprised at the .start of the season with a string of ten straight victories, was iip.set by nnUlwm-Wnllncc. 66 to 60, at Hooser Resigns From U.A. Slall Line, Track Coach Accepts Position at University of Florida FAYETTEVILLE. Ark.. .Jan. 26</P>—The last trace of the "Tcnne.ssc system," is gone from the Unlver sity of Arkansas coaching .staff. Line Coach Hobart Heoser .signed yesterday to accept a slml lar position under Bob Woodruf t Florida, When Jolin Riirnhill came to Ark is as from Tennessee as grid chic i 19-16, lie brought Hooser, Dek Bracket! and Bill Barnes alon. s>istant.s. Brocket! and Barne witched to Jobs at UCLA, wrier heir favorite single wing forrna ion is used, shortly after Harnhi cas made full time athletic dime >r and Otis Douglas was named hea "ootball coach last month. Douglas, former Philadclph Eagle strategist, hrw n a nice! thr jc\v aides - -Bill Ferrell, Clmrl Hanks and Dick Humbert. But he aso had announced intentions of retaining Hooser and George Cole, former Porker star, ace srcout and apparently a fixture on the coaching staff. No Successor Mentioned Apparently Douglas will hire a successor to Hooser, but no names have been mentioned. The statue of other members of the Arkansas .staff who served under Banihill, none a disciple of the Tcnue.sifce pigskin styles, remains uncertain, Douglas, an advocate of wide-open T football, plans to use them through spring practice, at least. ; The ne',v Razorback head coach expressed rcgre! over Hooser's moveVi "He figured prominently in my! plans," said Douglas. j Hooser said it had been "a pri- ! vilege and a pleasure" to coach at Arkansas, where, in addition to he- i briri rtiric, \ic turned out the .school's best track ami Held teams listory. His 19-17 and 1948 track- men finished third in the Southwest Conference. And he helped develop Olympic star Clyde Scott. Hooser starred in football at Ten- nfc-see, being a member ot the undefeated Vols of 1927. He coached high school football at Lake City, Flo.., and was an. assistant mentor at Tennessee in 1042 and '-13. He was a, Naval officer during the war, ribe to Seek Sixth Victory Blytheville Squaws To Meet Missouri Six in Return Tilt Blytheville's Squaws and Chlcka- aws InvacJe Stecle tonight for a air of games with Coach Bennle Vilhclm's Steele High School Bull- cs. The tvln-bill will he a return af- atr with the Bulldog teams. The .hicks and Squaws ouened Uielr ome season Wilheln: cams will! the Chicks winning de- isivc'y ,imi the Squaws losing. The i^ame tonight Is slalctl or 7:30 with the two girls' (camp laying. The Chicks and the Bull- logs will smiare off in the main vent at 8:30. The chirks will be after thct: ixtb win of the season in tonight's game aeainM five losses. They link oiie.s over Dell f2t. Steele. Mai I'ricl West Memphis and have ost to Messick of Memphis '2) JoN"yl>o['o, Lejicliville and Newark he volin?, inexperienced Squaw, still looking for their first wh ot tile reason. They have played 11 pf>mc"-. llu-s far this scasnn and los •Ul. Their only win was a pvnctici decision over Burdclte which dt< lot cr>>mt. Tomorrow nipht. the Chicks re :<irn home to join with the junio Papooses in a double header witl :he Dycss Eagles. Then they wil begin concentrating on next Tucs day night's meeting with the Jones boro Hurricane here. Teachers to Play Parents in Cage Behefit in Wilson WILSON, Jan. 26 — That fnm itiar song title will likely be sun "Take .Me Out OF The Ball Game here nest Thursday night whc the Wilson PTA sponsors a haskci ball game. Pnrticipnnl.s In the game will In elude PTA mothers and fathei They will oppose school facui teams in a double header afta which wil] get underway at 7:30. The game Is believed to be tl first of its kind in this area an will mark the kick-off of a fin raising campaign ot the wilso PTA. C. L. Bird will he in charge of the fathers' team and Mrs. Olive Williams will coach the mothers' team. A his Tournament Squabble District Three's wandering class A basketball tournament is right,; where it started after two weeks of quibbling, name calling and censing 'between rival factions of LcachvUle, who got the tournament, id Jonesboro, who evidently were a little sore because they were out-bid! Leachville was awarded the tournament on a bid of $1,600 after an •Iglnal bid of $1,700 was set aside by the Executive Committee of the islrict Athletic Association. The flrs't bid was set aside and Leachville rivileged to make a second one because the original offer called for the urniuncnt to be played In Jonesbon/s Arkansas State College gym with cachville as host team and someone opposed the condition ot the asphalt oor of the college plant. The 51,600 hid was then confirmed as high and cceptcd by the committee. ' . That set oft a chain of objections, mainly by Jonesboro officials who •larged that the Leachville gym was entirely too small to accommodate ich a tournament and that the average team could not operate as well n the smaller floor as It could on a larger one. Jouesuoro sports wr iok up the chant and called for enough "organized action" among {.ti 4 Class A schools of the district to force the Executive Committee to e-considcr. Counter Accusations But the committee never got a chance. Leachville and Joiiesboro fficials got together and agreed to move the tourney to Jonesboro's Icrl Smith gym with Leachville as host team. Then Just as everything vas beginning to <iu!lcn down, Leachville school officials, in an nnprece- ented move, announced that the meet would be transferred back to Leachville. No explanation was' the time but this week thK olutnn received a copy of ^ letter from C. J. Merrym.-ui, supci'iutemlc'ni f Leachville schools, addressed to Lloyd Goff, Jonesboro's stiperinten- ent, explaining why the tournament was moved back to Leachvilte. In the letter, Mcrryman did a little accusing of his own, charging onesboro officials, in eflcct, of going back on their' word. It seems that it the time the first transfer was made there was some talk of Jones- joro, bidding for the slate junior high tournament to be held on the iiime date ol the District 3A event. According to Mr. Mcrryman's letter, his matter was brought up during the negotiations for the first transfer ind he quoted Mr. Goff as replying "they will have to forget the junior slate tournament." Then, the letter charged, it was later learned the unior tournament had not been forgotten. There were reports that a bid vould be made to get the suite tournament at the State College gym and vhen tVie issue was brought up the second time, Joiiesboro's reply was 'our athletics are handled in peculiar manner and there just isn't any- hing we can do about it." Mr. Merryman's letter further stated that "we had as omvof our motives for taking the tournament to Jonesboro to create 'good will and especially in Joncsboro. nut at the time the meeting was being held in ichalf of good will, papers were being delivered in Jonesboro with an ar- .icle lambasting Leachville from every angle. It even went so far as to accuse the Executive Committee of the District Athletic Association of being unfair in allowing me to present a second bid. Then we were advised that we wonUi not be allowed to sell advertisements (for programs) in Jonesboro imless we joined with Joiiesboro Junior High and split with them. This was backed up in our own minds when I went to the Chamber of Commerce for permission and was delayed for another committee meeting and when I went up town and told what had happened and it went through the Quarterback Club, we were handed the permission ^ft a silver platter. We don't like to have to do business this way." """> A $1,600 Gamble THsit, in Mr. Merryman's words, was the reason Tor .the second transferor the tournament. It will be played in LcachvlUc whether other schools like it or not, and that, in our opinion, is only fair. LenchviUe was awarded the tournament. The school officials were willing to gamble 51,000 to get it and it should be their right to play H where they want to. Lcachville's gym is small. It has a minimum size court and a seating capacity of approximately GOO. But Mr. Merry man l\A~s informed this department that an additional 150 or 200 seats will be Hdded before tournament time which will help a HUle. 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