The Paducah Sun-Democrat from Paducah, Kentucky on March 2, 1947 · 16
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Sunday, March 2, 1947
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The Paducah Sun-Democrat, Paducah", Ky. March 2, 1947 Tilghman District Tourney Hopes Boom As Big Jim Larisden Returns Page Sixteen TIME By EDD Sticking Our Neck Out We don't like to commit suicide, but because .everyone likes to razz our predictions, here's the way we think the tournaments in this section will go we're laying off the Second District tournament for a couple of, days. But the rest of them: First District Hickman 38 Fulton 39 . . f .avce 4 1 J uicham r8 Arlington 61 Fulton 43. . Arljngton ' 47 Fulton 38 . . . . . Bardwell 31 Clinton 37 Cunningham 35 .... Western 27 . :. Hickman 36 Milburn 37 Cayce 44 . .. Fulgham 33 (Finals), tfi ' Third District Arlington Fulton 40 Sedalia 38 Wingo 43 . Cuba 58 . . Melher 36 Low'es 42 , Farmington 26 Mayfield 37 Fancy Farm 26 Sedalia 34 Symswnia 22 Wingo 42 Cuba 35 Melber 35 Lowes 23 (Finals) Wingo 54 Melber 45 Fourth District Brewers 54 Murray High 37 Sharpe 49 Lynn Grove 45 Benton 42 Hazel 27 Calvert City 36 . Murray T.S. 31 New Concord 63 Kirkscy 21 Brewers 46 Sharpe 39 Bent-n 37 Calvert City 34 Hardin 46 Almo 34 Brewers 53 New Concord 49 Benton 38 Hardin 35 (Finals) Brewers 65 . Benton 36 Fifth District Eddwille 36 Kultawa 33 Salem 49 Smithland 42 (Finals) Eddyville 38 Salem 37 Sixth District Trigg County 47 FrpHonla 35 Frances 18 Shady Grove 20 Marion 38 Trinceton 35 Frances 47 Trigg County 41 Marion f.0 Tolu 21 (Finals) Frances J5 Marion 41 Seventh District Earlington 58 Nebo 21 Hanson 33 Anton 17 Dauvn Springs 58 Madisonville 37 Norlonviile 44 . . Morton's Gap 19 F.arlington 50 Charleston 21 Hanson 29 Dalton 23 Dawson Springs 49 . . Earlington 43 Nortonville 44 Hanson 28 (Finals) Dawson Springs 42 Nortonville 37 Eighth District Hopkinsvillc 29 Pembroke 25 Cr- fton 33 Guthrie 27 Trenton 40 Sinking Fork 29 Elkton 47 Clifly 28 Lacv 33 Hopkinsville 28 South Christian 41 Crofton 29 Trenton 51 Lacy 30 Elkton 38 . . South Christian 37 (Finals) Trenton 40 Elkton 37 Illinois Regionals At Metropolis t Metropolis 65 Vienna 31 Golconda 83 Joppa 19 Brookport 78 Robbs 16 Rosiclare 71 Grantsburg 20 Metropolis 70 Glconda 42 Rosiclare 62 Brookport 50 Metropolis 63 Rosiclare 39 nn Voice of Safety doubt fin-t tlf ont ' IB Here's Proof of Extra Mileage in the Tire That OUTWEARS PREWAR TIRES Testimonials about the new B. F. Goodrich tire are not uncommon. This extra mileage was scientifically engineered tnio the tire. First, a wider, flatter tread was developed for longer wear and greater protection against skidding. Second, to bold that huskier tread, new wronger cord body was developed. New B. F. Goodrich J1ICYCLES New features . , . new design that mean better riding . . . longer service . . . sturdier built. CONVENIENT .4th & Jefferson OUT KELLOW At Anna Anna-Jonesboro to Win At Carbondale Herrin to Win At Fairfield Mount Vernon to Win At Johnston City Johnston City to Win At Eldorado Marion to Win Junior College Ends Creditable Season , The team no one around Paducah cared about seeing play Paducah Junior college's Redskins came home from Ashland last night bringing a handsome consolation prize trophy, and plenty of clippings praising their comeback efforts. . Yes, the Tribe of Coaclu Wallis McClain came to life in a hurry after absorbing a humiliating 70-30 defeat in the first round, to oust the seeded Number Two team in the meet, Lindsey-Wilson, and then romp over Lee's college in the finale. The Redskins, led by Carl Brown who was one of the tournament's most popular gallery favorites, came from behind to lash Lindsey-Wilson, a club that had beaten them once by 22 points and then played good ball to beat Lee's. Without any support from any- body most of the year, PJC man- aged to lick some good senior col lege teams, and more than hold its own against junior college competition. If a few people get busy around here, the Indians could really have a powerhouse next season, for a few of the boys used this season will be back, while there are any number of likely high school prospects that would jump for a chance to go to PJC if the authorities figure out an attractive schedule. Dean R. O. Matheson today explained why the Tribe is not participating in the Mississippi Valley Conference tournament. He said the loop officials called him at noon Saturday demanding an immedate answer if the Indians 'were interested in competing. With the Kentucky junior college meet taxing the team's strength, and absence from classes a big factor the dean passed up the bid. Others Pass Up Bid, Too But Paducah Junior college isn't the only team passing up tournament invitations. From all appearances, SIAA tournament officials are experiencing plenty of difficulties getting the brackets filled for the SIAA tournament. Eastern, Murray, and Louisville turned their thumbs down on a chance to battle Western Hill-toppers on their home courts, while several outstanding teams scattered throughout the south have turned down bids to represent their districts in the meet. As a result a lot of inferior teams are getting bids. According to the Dunkel Rating System there are an average of less than 50 point rating for seven of the teams Invited. The eighth, of course, Is Western's host Hill toppers. It appears that moves by the SIAA can certainly kill the conference tournament and the SIAA. In fact this tournament is all that holds the loop together as it now exists. Kill it and the SIAA is gone. And that's what a lot of schools would like to do. t?f2 Mitt tooio, Calif. ea' - ;; .. hn 0Uc That's why wt my, se ui today . . . equip your car with the new B. F Goodrich Silvertown . . . thi tire that outu eart preu ar tr$t. Convnieni Ttrms If You DfJr RADIO BARGAINS .?ut restocked. Complete assortment table radios and combinations See them while stork is intact. 2-1.05 Price start TERMS Phone 773 Acc Center Given Chance To Play By Physical Checkup Tilghman's hopes of successfully defending its district tournament crown took an abrupt boost today when Coach Otis Dinning announced that Jim Lansden, ace center who averaged better than 12 points per game until he underwent an appendectomy, will be available for use during the tournament. Lansden, who has, been working out lightly for the past few days, was given all sorts of checks by local physicians, and all of them Indicated that the 6"3" blond was in good phj'sical condition following his operation. Dinning indicated that Lansden would be used in spots because he Is still In a weakened condition. Lansden, who weighed nearly 200 pounds, is now down to a mere 180. Just how much Cansden's presence in the Tornado lineup is shown by the record Tilghman compiled this season. While the big fellow was able to play, the Tornado recorded 14 wins and three losses, but his absence suddenly turned the sea son into a. 17 won, 14 lost, season. Lansden has scored 232 points for a 12.9 points per game average, the highest on the Tilghman list. Vard Curtis, hard-driving forward, took top-scoring honors for the Blue however with 242 points in 26 games, an average of 9.3. In the 100-point class for the Tornado this year were Matthew Dickson, 186; Orbie Elliott, 153: and Charlie Price, 121. Tilghman faces a tough assign ment in the opening round of the district tournament Tuesday night. The TorrilfthT must blow against Wickliffe a team that defeated the Blue in the Jaycee tournament finals during the holidays. Wickliffe has lost but two contests, and one of them has been avenged. Dinnings present plan calls for Jim Cromwell to open at center; vard Curtis and Charlie Price at forwards; Roy Skinner, a "graduate" from second-string ranks, and Mat thew Dickson at guards. Lansden's return means an ad ditional problem for Dinning what to do with Fred Pittard. The rangy senior gave every Indication for a time that he might develop Into suitable center replacement, but he was held scoreless by Hopkins ville and Manual, and has been none too impressive in work this week. Dinning doesn't want to over-balance his tournament squad with three centers. And Cromwell has looked good In work this week. Elsewhere on the district front, things were looking optimistic for most of the clubs. Heath, Reidland, and Lone Oak closed their seasons successfully, while Wickliffe turned on the heat to win games from Fulton and Murray high this week, after rolling through the Ballard county tournament last week-end. Blandville won over Milburn in its last appearance, while the other clubs have ben resting since the Ballard tournament. St. Mary's, after losing one game by 26 points and another by 36 this week, must do a rapid about-face if the Knights expect to stay in the running against the Lone Oak-La Center winner Thursday night. Ed Mikan Scores 31 As De Paul Beats Irish CHICAGO, March 1 (U.R) Ed Mikan, younger brother of Ail-American George Mikan, scored 31 points last night to lead De Paul university to a 61 to 50 upset victory over Notre Dame. De Paul led all the way and was ahead at the half. ,34 to 20. The defeat was Notre Dame's fourth in 21 starts. Be Broadway 1210 Broadway FIGHT MALARIA WITH D.D.T. IN PADUCAH AND McCRACKEN COUNTY Protect your family's health by having your home .prayed with DOT. The government money has been cut to the extent that the home owner this year Is being asked to help pay the cost of the spray. 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Barlow at Hardin, .Commissioner Edmund Beasley announced, today that a three-way tie in the eastern division between Rasche's, Golconda, and Clymers' may complicate the settling of the regular season championship for some time in the Tri-State Independent cage loop. 1 : " Just to add: to his. (Beasiey's) headache, the Eddyville team is only one game out of first place, and it is easily possible for them to make Lesnevich Hits Fox With TKO To Keep Title NEW YORK, March 1 (U.B Veteran Gus Lesnevich, a light heavyweight champion who knew how to fight, stopped yo'ung Billy Fox, an over-rated challenger who didn't, at Madison Square Garden last night. That, In brief, was the story of their dull struggle for the world's 175-pound title that ended at 2:19 of the 10th round before a near capacity crowd of 18,318 who pro vided a gate of $102,520. Referee Johnny Burns a small elderly, gray-haired man halted the bout at Its turbulent conclusion to save Philadelphia's young Negro challenger from further punish ment. He awarded 32-year-old Les nevich victory on a technical knock out. For the record, his defeat snapped unbeaten Billy's knockout string at 43 straight, ending the ring's most imposing parade of kayoes. And It marked Lesnevich's third successful defense of the title he won in 1941 But for the fans who witnessed the bout it was merely the triumph of a seasoned professional fighter over a brown-skinned youngster who performed like a good amateur pros pect in most of the sessions. As the bout floundered on, it became apparent that Fox's knock out victories over every one of his 43 professional opponents had built up for him a, Frankenstein of in experience. Because of the brevity of most of those bouts, he entered the ring with perhaps only about 160 rounds of pro fighting under his belt against a world champion who had been campaigning for 13 years. True, 21-year-old Fox entered the ring an 8-5 favorite after a week of betting in which he had been rated a 3-1 favorite most of the time. He was favored because of his youth and because his 43 of 43 looked good on paper, and because the 32-year-old champion from Cliffside, N. J., was a guy with un- dependable scar tissue about his brows and cheeks a quick bleeder, But in only two rounds the third and fourth did the youthful dyna- mile that had earned Billy the ap pelation "Blackjack" threaten the blond, biscuit-faced champion. After the fifth round, Fox began to lade, and the only question remain ing was: could he last the full 15 rounds? Smart In appearance . . and In judgment ... let as quality clean your garments regularly. Cash & fA Carry...... For and Delivery . . . .75c Cleaners Phone 20 1947 spraying of house at.' No. and Road against malaria. a four-way tie out Of , the section before the season ends one week from Monday night. .. . Beasley said the Barlow team was barely ahead In the western division with Murray breathing down on the Ballard team's heels. One of the most Improved teams In the league is Benton, and Beasley predicted that this club would be one of the top contenders for the tournament title, when the affair starts. League standings:. Eastern Division Team: , w. Rasche's . .1 ......... . 13 Clymers' , ..13 Golconda ...........13 Eddyville 12 Smithjand '. ,. Salem ;. g Reidland ........... Brookport . .' 6 Fredonia 4 Draughon's ......... . . . 1 . Western Division Team: w. Barlow .........13 Murray .12 Clinton 11 Fulton i .... .11 Dublin 9 Benton 8 Calvert City 7 9 Sharpe 4 12 Hardin 4 12 Fulgham ; ; 2 14 Ryan Milk Co., Murray Mayfield Dairy Products Co. Midwest Dairy Products Corp. Miller Dairy Products Corp. Woodlawn Dairy (Scott Metcalf) Sunshine Dairy (Lester Rector) Reiser-For-Musial Trade Talk Hits Majors HAVANA, Cuba, March 1 (U.R) Trade talk overshadowed action on the diamond today after the Boston Braves flew Into the Brooklyn Dodger' camp with tales of a Pete Reiser-for-Stan Musial trade. Various members of the Braves insisted that the Dodgers have offered Reiser, and $160,000 to ,the St. Louis Cardinals for Musial, the National League's leading hitter and most valuable - player last year. Dodger officials had no comment, but newsmen with 'the Brooklyns felt that trades might be made, although not on such a grand scale. The trade possibilities stole . attention from the Brave-Dodger exhibition, first . inter-club clash of the season, which went to the Dodgers, 8 to JO. v MIAMI, Fla., March 1 U.n? Hank Greenberg; who flew to the Pittsburgh Pirate training camp yesterday with Pirate, Co-Owner John Galbreath, said he would take his first workout with the team today. ,- , , , LAKELAND, Fla., March 1 (U.R) Roy Cullenbine was the only Detroit Tiger player unsigned today after Pitcher Paul (Dizzy) Trout ended a four-day holdout by signing yesterday for a reported" $25,-000 for 1947. AVALON, Cal., March 1 (U.R) Cliff Chambers, big rookie pitcher from Los Angeles, was the big news in' the Chicago Cubs camp today. nn ITU ilk and To Your The bottle shortage in this locality is critical. Bottle production is far short of demand. It is impossible for your supplier to get all the new bottles he needs to fill the greatly increased demands. Dexter's Dairy Consumers Co. Of Paducah ' Cook's Goldblume Co. Wallace Dist. Co. Champagne Velvet Dist. Co. Paducah Bottling Co. Paducah Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Chambers, a left hander, gave the regulars two scratch hits In four Innings yesterday as the reserves defeated the regulars, 6 to 4, in the first lntra-squad game. -r V The reserves scored three runs on Paul Erickson In the first inning and led throughout the seven Inning contest. - Ace Parker, pro football star for the New York Yankees, hit a triple. V TAMPA, Fla,V March I (U.R) Johnny Neun, . neophyte ' manager of the Cincinnati Reds, scheduled his team's first practice session this morning. All of the 42 players on the Cincinnati roster, except Outfielder' Al Libke and Shortstop Eddie Miller, have accepted terms. ; MIAMI, Fla., March 1 (U.B The St. Louis Browns were treating their first casualties today, with Inflelder Johnny Berardlno and Rookie Pitcher; Lew Christie nursing minor bruises after stopping line drives, while Outfielder Paul Lehner sustained a sore arm, All were injured in workouts yesterday. , ' CLEARWATER, Fla., March I (U.R Rookie Shortstop Willie (Pud-dinhead) Jones, who never has played professional baseball, was running a three-ring circus in the Philadelphia Phils training camp today. Jones, copyfng a batting style which was once the almost exclusive property o'f Brooklyn's Babe Herman, TV J iU J U L U W Beverage Dealer Geo. Jacobs Nehi Bottling Co. Squirt Bottling Co. Dr. Pepper Bottling Co., Mayfield Double Cola Bottling Co., Mayfield Clinton Bottling Co., Clinton missed his first few swings yesterday by a foot. Then he found the range and bounced one off the fence. His next, a hard liner into center field, almost chased Pitcher Ken Raffens-berger off the mound. The drill ended with a foot race and Jones won that, too. TUCSON, . Ariz., March l-(ll.R The Cleveland Indians hoped to settle down to formal practice sessions today, with the arrival of the final contingent of players. The batterymen climaxed their training as a unit yesterday, wUh a team captained by Bob Feller defeating a Mel Harder-led nine, S to 2. Instructor Rogers Hornsby hurled for the winners. - Reagan Made Honorary, Captain M Murray MURRAY, 'Ky., March 1 UP) Election of Johnnv Reagan, Junior -from Bismarck , Mo., as honorary captain of ,the Murray State Teachers college basketball team for the season recently completed, was announced today. -v Reagan, a guard, was named on the All Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference basketball team selected at the annual conference tournament in Louisville last week. It was the second consecutive year that Reagan made the KIAC all-star team. He tallied 299 pointe in 25 games this season. 0)M 6i

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