The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 2, 1950 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 2, 1950
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY t, 1950 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Chicks Prep For Arkadelphia- Chandler Issues Badgers Strong — Class A Quintet PAGE KINB Tribe Is Facing |t Toughest Tilt of Season, Coach Says Blytheville High School's chlck- asaw cagers. a bit pepped up over their excellent showing against Jonesboro, began preparing yesterday for another tough tilt tomorrQjv nicht against the Arkadelphia Badgers, a strong Central Arkansas Class A team. The chicks and the Badgers will tangle In Ihe headliner of a twin- bill at the Haley Field gym tomorrow night, fn the first game, the Junior papooses will take on the Wilson junior Bulldogs for the second time this season. The Badgers are making a swing through this section of the state and will be returning the game with the Chicks played. In Arkadelphia last year. Coacli James Fisher said yesterday that he expects the Badgers to be one of the toughest teams th.'-t his squad will encounter this season. Arkadelphia claims an impressive record against some of the stronger learns of Soulh and Central Arkansas. Seek Eirhth Win The Chicks will be after their eighth victory of the season against six defeats in tomorrow night's game. They hold victories over Dell, Manila, Steele and West Memphis while losing to Jonesboro, Leach- \ille. Newark, and Messlck of Memphis. ^ The chicks good showing against the Hurricane Tuesday night probably did as much for their morale us an upset win would have. They outplayed the high-touted Jonesboro five for three quarters only to lose by iv 56-50 margin. The Juniors are expected to continue their winning ways In their return engagement with the junior Bulldogs. In the first meeting earlier this season Coach Earl stabler's tribe won easily. The pap« presently hold a 10-1 record, their only loss being a one- point decision to LeachvlIIe In an orertlme game. Gosnell Juniors Defeat Hayti in Double-Header Gosnell Junior boys and girls basketball teams took a pair of games from Haytl here last night but the Gosneil senior girl reserves lost. The junior boys were victorious by a 1G-8 score and the junior girls won 25-13 but the Haytl senior girl -reserves defeated the Gosnell B W-'am 19-11. Junior Girli Gosnell Ward (9) Hall (5) S. Potter (2) George Sehuttz B. Potter; P05. ,.F. ... .F. ... . F. .G. '.". .G. .. .G. Hayt Bates ...(21 Oral ..(4) Griggs .. . WilbU!) . Grantharr Shirley Gosnell—Raspberry, Ingram, Minyard, Cox and Price Hayti—Huffman <2) and Henderson Junior Bay* Gosnell pos. Haytl Bevill (10) ....P (9) Gla.v Downing (6) ...F (l) Hawkim. Hodge (3) C. ..(1) Robertson Hyde (4) -. G (2) Troul Lollar (2) G Skinnei Substitutions: Hayti — Richards White and Thomas. Easter Making Big Predictions About His Career PITTSBURGH, Feb. 3. (/P) _ Here's some good news for Cleveland Indian fans: Luke Easter, who's slated to hold down first b»se, ex. pects to hit 25 homen this season M "I've «et my goal for a .300 batting average and 25 home runs," th* strapping Negro said today whll visiting relatives here. "I know the pitching Is tougher up here (in the majors) but I think I'll be able to handle it." Hank Greenberg. general man* ger of the American League club says he believes Easter will tun out to be one of the game'i great est hitters. Tlie 28-year old left-handed slug ger looks like a man who can pow der the ball and his record to datt backs him up. Last year in his first appearance in organized baseball Easter swatter 25 homers and batted .363 with San Diego of the Pacific Coast League. He appeared in only 80 games and was sidelined by an Injured knee. After an operation Easter Joined the Tribe but didn't see much serv ice. Now. he says he's fit as a fiddle. »e weighs 233 pounds snd is hoping to get down to 236 before th season starts. He stands six feet four Inches Ii his stocking feet and moves with lhe grace of a ballet dancer. Easter Is a former St. Louis «oft ball player. and Kramer 5** Pro Tennis Record SEATTLE, Feb. 2. (ip> — Pancho „ , '" won the longest set In Professional tennis history lasl ia 5\T but ne Ios t the match to ~h ramer ' The louring net, pros tolled tor mo hours before Pancho emerged °n ( 'he long end of a 29-27 Initial ,. K ™ mer rallied to take the n, : *i i»o 6-4. 6-3. and run his string to ?.' v 'Dorics against 15 detests on »'e present tour. RENT A CAR Drive Anywhere Vrm PleaM Simpson Oil Co. Phone 937 Could It be that the snubbing of Blytneville by Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pine Bluff Isn't sit- ing too well with Central Arkan- Js fans or have Little Rock sports •rlters suddenly changed their attitudes toward Blylheville now that It's all over? We're referring to the little quip thai found its way into the' sports column of Orville Henry In the Arkansas Gazette the other day. It was only a couple of paragraphs In length but it packed Ihe punch of i two galley yarn. "I'm for expanding the Big six," Henry quoted Pine Bluff's Georfje Terry. "We spent 60 days, plus a large sum on telephone calls in lining up our 1950 schedule of 12 games. We have been in touch with teams in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. It's certainly iough going now." it wasn't those tear stained lines that caused our eyebrows to shake hands with the widow's peak. That sounded like a typical Terry moan. It was Henry's reply that we loved. "You should have looked again in Mississippi County. George," was Henry's comeback. "Understand there's « team there called Blythe- •ille that could give you a good game and a good crowd." 1S50 Schedule a "Toujthle" Speaking of schedule difficulties Coach Rus;e)l Mosley has had more than hk share but after nearly two months of effort he has come up with it lulu. Mosley has lined up eight sure games with two others hanging f lre and the schedule will send the Chicks 'nto three states Missouri, Tennessee and Illinois Only three Arkansas teams. Jonesboro. Paragould and Piggott, are on It. And Mosley had to turn down games with Benton. Arlr.. and Greenville. Miss., because he couldn't arrange dales. The slate has yet to be approved by the Arkansas Athletic Association but thst's a minor detail. Included on the schedule are frames with Jackson, Tenn'., a perennial West Tennessee powerhouse and Poplar Bluff. MO., one of the stronger teams of Southeast Missouri IHSL year. The two tills still hanging fire are with Joe Dildy's Hot Springs Trojans and Cleveland High of St. Louis, champions of the . , s o St, Louis prep league last yeaf. Bill Odds 'n' Ends Godwin, former Chick and University of Georgia grent who resigned-as line coach at the University of Idaho a ? few .months ago in what everybody thought was a move to the staff of J. B. "Ears' Whitworth at Oklahoma A. and M.. said he Is giving up coaching and will open a sporting goods store here within a few days. Bill terms Eddie LeBaron nf the College of the Pacific as the best T nuarterback he ever saw.... Blytheville Ii 1 g h School's track team has been Invited to comnctc in the first annual Poplar Bluff Relays at Poplar Bluff. Mo., next spring. Tt will be a tri-state affair with teams from Illinois. Arkansas and Missouri competing. Coach Mosley savs as far as he knows now the Chicks will accept the invitation. 'Y' City Teams Will Plov 3 Games Toniaht Independent teams in the Blytheville Y's City Basketball League resume action tonight with three fames slated for the Armory. .In the first game tonight, Wakefield Service Station will tangle with Blytheville Motor at 7:30. One hoi'r later, steele and Holland teams will clash with the Hubbard Hardware All-Stars playing the Farmers Bank rive at 9:30. After tonight's games, only three weeks of play remain In the league before the championship playolf. Razorbacks to Play Three Road Games . ,v~~., - ..... -."" J "• •"»••"*»» ««.•. fcetbc.ll team, currently In a fonr ' he So " thWMt c °" f. , , - ssor a turned lerence lead, departed today on a offer to coach Pittsburgh. three-game trip. The Razorbacks will meet T Spring Training Ultimatum •* ^ Grand Slam Wasn't Bob Jones 1 Greatest Feat, Keller Thinks Editor's Note-0. B. (Pop) Keeler ,afely »ml forever within the 1m- . Sr '; H ' t JUMORS-Although they Have played only a small number of games 11,1s year the steele Junor High team is witnessing a good season. They placed second In the Wardell Invitational tournament earlier t earlier this month a 'h Stewau btewart, Bill MacCccil and Ray Wright. mi arc expected to be one or the strongest teams in Pcmlscot County hv toi.rnn.ncnt, Bre: tr °' U "*' "«t to righH-Mlkc Kates. Terry Dabbs. Buck Catkins an,i w-Franklin D ee Lack. oo,, a ld Fumlcrburk and Joe Davis. Back row - Prank No Favorite In Tucson Open Starting Today TUCSON. Ariz.. Feb. 2. W)—Well orer a dozen colters are given a chance to win the S10.000 Tucson Open which starts today.. Jimmy Demaret, who last week won the Phoenix Open, says this will probably be the most wide open toi'rnament played In 1950. Demaret and Sam Sneart arc generally named as favorites. The bnghlly garbed Dcmarct says this is foolish. "Favorite? There's no such thin?." he declared "I 'say there an- 25 or 30 men who can take first ulacc. To single out one of them and say he is going to win Is a bit silly. "The course Is short, wide and easy. It is in good condition. The greens are fast. The weather is warm and perfect. Everything points to low scores." The El Rio course Is only 6400 yards long. The whole layout Is so simple lo the experts that 5-1 of (hem broke par in yesterday's pro- amateur. Chandler Harper. Portsmouth. Vn and Johnny Revolta. the El Rio ".iro. both tieri the rourse record with cards of fia eight under par Sam Sncart finished with M. Or Gary Middlecnff. Ormond Beach. Fla.. (he reigning U.S. Open chump and Tex Convolver, Wichita, Kns also rounded into shape (or today's play with 64's. Take a look nl some of the other scores and you'll see what Demitrct means. Six nros went around in GD: another four had 66s. There was hardly room on the score board to list the 17 men with 67s; 11 had 68s and another 11 had 69s. Otto Grcincr, Baldmore Md Ccmaret, both of whom had 65's, aud Emory Zimmerman, Portland Ore., split the cash in the pro- amateur event. With the help of their partners each came in with best ball scores of CO. Yesterdoy's Sports in Brief By The Associalcrt Tress Football Chicago— Curly, Lambcaii, coach of the Green Bay Packers for 31 years, was named head coach of the Pittsburgh—Pitt Athletic Director Tom Hamilton said Nebraska Coach Biff Glassford had turned down an Providence, R.I, — FVancts Mahoney. Brown University basketball ^_,, .^^,, 0 nuiLcjr, oruwn university basketball at Austin tomorrow night. Baylor captain, was declaredMneligibic for at Waco Saturday night and Pitts- "unauthorized" participation in burgh at. Little Rock Monday night, non-college basketball game NOTICE Having Sold My Real Estate Business to F. B. JOYNER I here wish to thank all of my friends and customers for their patronage during the past years... and extend to them an invitation to receive the same courteous service from Mr. .loyncr in the future. The address and telephone number, of course, will remain the same: 120 South 2nd Street....II ifi. T*am now moving to Hot Springs where my address will be BOO Oak Lawn IJoiilevard. Thank you all again. H. C. CAMPBELL Real Estate TOUGH LEAGUE—Roy Sicv- crs keeps in condition loading crates of fruit on trucks for a St. Louis concern. The Browns' young outfielder was tile American League Rookie-of-the-Year. Gunman Frees Robbery Suspect from Hospital WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. Z. (AP) —A young gunman bluffed his way into a mental hospital last night to free an ex-convict'undergoing tesb prior to his trial on robbery and conspiracy charges. The gunman—armed with a pistol and iong-bladcd knife—locked two attendants in a third floor of- licc oi Metropolitan State Hospital before walking out leisurely with Atwood White, 24, of Boston. White was committed to the hospital after his recent arrest on charges of conspiring to commit armed robbery, transporting R stolen auto and unlawfully posscMin K Billikens Upset Illinois 62-42; Auburn Wins NEW YORK, Feb. 2—W,—All the 20 top-ranked teams in this week's Associated Press college basketball noli were idle last night: so st Louis took the headlines with a riiJimviiy 6'J-42 triumph aver favored Illinois. Playing at home St. Louis delighted a crowd oi 10,(>a2 by piling "P nn early 20-G lead, rltinois ralliec to within four points at 29-25 early in the second half, but then willed as the Billikens again turned o) the stcnm. Earlier in the scasol Illinois had beaten St. Louis by 12 points. Auburn took over the lead In the Southeastern Conference will a 65-00 triumph over .stubborn Miss Slate. Georgia Tech made a bi(, early lead stand up to take Georgia 56-51, in another SEC struggle. San Francisco, again on a trnns continental tour, whipped Join Carroll. 06-53,, before 0,000 lii thi feature game of a doubleheador ni Cleveland. Dartmouth took an early Ifi-: lead, but Connecticut .stormed froit behind to take a 39-34 halflirm lead and then went on to upscl Ihe Big Green, 78-11. Cornell ha< lo come from behind lo nip Fordham, 50-18. as did Tempo lo hca Army, 58-S2. ,Big ike Borsava B ( sparked Temple's late rally, getting ail his 15 points in the second half. William and Mary took over thin place in Ihc Southern Conference a game behind N. c. State ant Duke, by' whipping George Washington. 58-50. Arizona, back home nfler a Pacific coast tour, made it two straight over Santa clara, 03-45. who wrote this slory on Bobby Jones, the grand slam king of golt and just selected In an Associated Press poll as the greatest golfer of half n century, is the only man to walch Jones win all 13 of his national championships. Keller writes n siwrl.! column for the Atlanta Journal. He's a former president, ol he Onlf Writers Association and considered the dean of fairway cportm.) My O. B. Kcrlrr Golf Coin 1st fin Ihe Atlanta Journal ATLANTA. Feb. 2. (AP)—Robert Pyre Jones. Jr.. the Bobby of golf, m likely was selected as golt- lom's greatest in 50 years in the Associated Press poll because he won »'!int is called "the grand slam." But I wonder, aud we oldtlmers ihould have license lo do a lot of .TOudering, if the grand slam was Bob's greatest feat. I personally don't think II was ind I have an idea there Is another phase in Bob's tremendous stretch :>! winning years of which he may be just a bll more proud. In the last nine years of his career. Irom 1922-1930. Hob played in 12 open championships, nine American and three British. He finished first or second 11 titnes in those 12 starls. That could easily be greater than tile .startling, publicity attracting grand slam. Today, Bob Ihc dclesls the nninc Bobby) approaches his 48;h birthday—March 17. He's already .. cranddaddy. And he's slowly recovering from a serious back oireratior performed in October. 19-18. Some 20 years ajo Bob injurcc the fifth vertebra of his splnu cord. The operation was dcslgucc to relieve pressure on his motor nerve which nearly Immobilized hi; right side. He has about recovered except (or his ri^ht leg. There's still a slight drag, but he's Betting betler, though not enough for II holes oi gol!. Rclirril at 2S Turning tune backward, to the advent of this young Amerlcal sportsman. It seems almost Incredible that Bob Jones could have competed in major league goll— meaning national chompionship.s— for 15 years, and yet, retire at the age of 28. He qualified and won his first two matches in the U.S. Amateur o 1916, soon alter winning the Geor gin State Amateur, at the ape o 14. Beginning in 1916, he played in every U.S. Amateur, through 1930 In Ihc U.S. Open Irom 102C througl 1930, Inclusive; In the British Ama teur in 1921. 1926 and 11130: and ti the British Open in 192], 1026, 1927 and 1030, Incidentally winning lii last three, you might sny in sue ce.viion. He played In the first of tli Walker Cup international matches In 1922, and in four more, being UJ3 captain In 1D28 and 1930, and neve losing a malch at singles, and onl one. In.the foursomes. And In 1930 Bob did what had never been done before, never sine and possibly will never be don again: He grand slammed golf—winning the British Amateur and Open Am the American Amateur ami Open. Kccord Never Kiiualltrf No other man ever has won mor than two of the four In the sam season. As the competitor to achiev this and would have to be an ami tour It seems more and more llkcl: that Ihe cla.ssic verdict by Gcorg Trevor, former sports edilor of, thi New York Sun, is correct: '"He has entrenched his rccon It finally Happened — Cage Referee "Shot" SANFORD, Me., Fob. 2. (,!»,—T finally happened. A l);iskc(lja!| ref cicc was shot here InM night. Referee Torn Kilry ran by the press table jist as timer George Milne—he snid his eyes wern closed —pulled the trisrcer for half-time in n Sanford-Ilicidcl.irrt schoolboy game. Thr gun w.-is loaded wilii blanks, but Kilcy suffered a scorch- r»wr KKYtn Aonrfto Sourlflalh New (angler! methods have yet to imitate the imislfing flavor of authentic Kentucky bourbon—slowly anrl naturally made, then patiently oak- ripened in the old-fashioned four mash manner. For three generations O5,D FIT/, has Keen made lilte no oilier whiskey! OLD FITZGERALD QIC tpNDEO BASH KtNTUCrf STIUIGHr IQUHtQN HISKEY . 100 Soys HARRY CARAY ALL-GRAIN NO SUGAR Gnesedieck gros. *'!'.!-' *.'* *"•• *""••» **•» * ««* «. ••• regnable quadrilateral of golf." And yet, and with no authority •hntei'er from Bob for n quotation, have the Idea that anolher phase lay be more proudful lo him. Auy- ay il means a lot to this «glng eporler. Bob's career began wilh seven an years In which he played In 11 lajor championships before wining one. The public lends to for- ?t that In the radiance of the fol- iwing years—but, not the old re- 3rler. And my personal opinion Is lhat is performance in the U.S. and rftlsh Opens In the last nine years f his career constitutes Bob's lin- st record In golf. In 12 American and British Open larts he finished first seven titnes ud second four times . And oi Ihe seconds came allcr a tie nd playoff. So he finished with the op score In nine of his last 12 opens. There's R record I'll predict never ill be matched. College Cage Results Hy The Assoi-lalfd Prrss Cornell SO. Fordham 18 Temple 58. Army 52 Wcrt Virginia 65. Virginia 46 Vale 60. Amherst •>! Connoctic'.'t 18. Dartmouth 71 William and Mary 58, George ViishiiiRton 50 Auburn fi5, Ml«s State 60 Georgia Tech 56. Georgia 51 Arizona 03, Snnta Clara 45 Waylaml (Tex) 45, Panhandle Okla A&M 42 Rt, Louis 62. Illinois 42 San Francisco 60. John Carroll X Missouri Valley 55, Ottawa <Kas) 52 St Benedicts (Kasl 62 Rockhurs Minnesota Plans Sale of Arkansas Highway Bonds ST. PAUL, Minn., Fob. 2. (API- Arkansas highway bonds owned by the State ol Minnesota will be offered for sale Feb, 0. The State Board of Investment, lifts decided lo open blclo on the Holdings at that time rather than to accept ImrriCdlallcy :m olfcr made for them by J. c. Lancaster. Memphis. Lancaster bid 15,241,352 for a block of highway bonds bought by Minnesota last summer for J5,206,000 and S3.57D.282 for a lot, bought In 1941 tor $3,213,000. Several linns indicated to the investment board yesterday that they would submit birts. Gov. Luther vy. Youngdahl xuid one is prepared to top Lancaster's bid. Purchase of the block of bonds last summer was made in Young- daiil's absence and caused a controversy between the governor and other members oi the State Executive Council. Against Early Starters Teams Reminded Of Starting Date; Crackdown Expected By Will Grlmsley NEW YORK, Feb. 2 —fir,— A bunch of the boys Jumped up and laid "who. rue?" today after Com- nlssioner A. B. Chandler warned hat nobody had better start baseball training before March 1, The commissioner Issued his firm reminder in the form of a routine bulletin. But tome read 'into It plenty of bite ana possibility of a crackdown. "No player shall be required to report to training until that data lor shall players don uniforms or •nsage in practice with a bit, Mil or glove, at i club's spring training headquarters until March 1," the bulletin said. Then It added: "A severe penalty will be levied for vlolnil-n this rule." The New York Yankees and Ne» York Glans. now conducting baser bull clinics, said the commissioner certainly didn't refer lo Ihem. Not us either, chimed In the Chicago Cubs, who are planning to take their players on a preliminary "conditioning" trip. statement yesterday was believed provoked by a hint which Brooklyn's Branch Rickey casually dropped In a recent chat with ne\vj»nen. No Names Called Rickey wondered if maybe some of the clubs weren't "cutting corners." as he.put II,In their training. He didn't name names and said he planned no protest but added: "I am wondering just how you go about Ihis thing without violating the rule." The Yankees have n camp at Piioenix. Ariz, for 1 - their farm hands. Manager Casey Stengel Is conductor and several members ot the parent club are on the faculty, Including ,Catcher Yogi Berra and outfielders Hank Bauer and Cliff Mapes. Roll Webb, co-owner of the Yankees, said in Phoenix he didn't see liow the directive could be aimed at his club. "Only minor league players ara participating In the workouts," he Harder Inks Contract CLEVELAND. Feb. 2. r/T'j — Ei- pllcherJUe! Harder has signed as a coach with the Cleveland Indians for another year, the club announced today. said. Olanls Havt. The Giants have Camp tryout camp at Sanford, Fla.. under Carl Huz- betl and Mel ott. Outfielder Bobby Thompson Is on Ibe si a if and flychnser Whitey Lockman Is scheduled there later. "Both Thompson and Lockman asked us ir they -ifjht attend the tryoul school," said Charles F. Fccncy. vice president of the GlanU. "•Ve agreed, provided they did some work for us so that ft would not be merely a vacation." The Chicago Cubs recently Invited players to attend a ten-day "conditioning" stint at Catallnn. Island, beginning Feb. 19. "No bats, balls or gloves will-b* used," manager Frankie Prlsch explained. "Catnllna will not be ths training headquarters of the Cubs." The Cubs train at Los Angeles. Meanwhile Walter Mulbry, secretary of baseball, announced there was a purpose behind Chandler's bulletin. "The order today," he said, "was to make It clear they could not play away from their regular sltei either." 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