The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 2, 1950 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 2, 1950
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FACE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 2, Leachville Moves Up In A Tourney-Quarter-Finals Tonight In District B Meet Lions Tip Greene Countians 88-42 Paragould Beats Caraway 74-46 in First Round Tilt LEACHVILLE, Mar. 2.—Leuchvillc High School's Lions roared past tlielr first Imrdte 111 the District Three Class A basketball tournament here last night," defeating Greene County Tech of Paragould 88-42 In the first quarter-final gnine of the tournament. The Lions put on one of their finest exhibitions of scoring this year, with every player Coach Boconib McKeel had dressed out getting into the act. The victory left the Lions the sole Mississippi County team in the tournament. Blytheville was eliminated by an upset loss to Monctle Tuesday night and Manila, the other Class A team of the county, wns defeated last nigJit 74-40 by Truniann. In another first round game played Insl night, Puragould rolled over Caraway 74-46. Last night's games were the opposite of Tuesday night's opening contests with all three won by big margins. Tuesday night's contests all were close affairs with the larges victory margin being 10 points. Quarter-Finals Continue . Quarter-final play will continue in the tournament tonight nnd Jonesboro, the tourney-favored team, is scheduled for its first game. The Hurricane will piny Monette in the • feature game tonight: Semi-final play will b run-off tomorrow night with the finals scheduled for Saturday night. Lineups: Tnimann (74) Tos. Baker (32) ..... p Mead (6) ...... P O'Neal (7) ..... c. Spurlock (24) ..G. McGlothin (5) .G ' (49) Manila (4) Hornei (3) Veacl .....(13) Roiisi ..(12) Kelchun <4) Fleeinan Sports Roundup Huch FullertoB. Jr. NEW YORK, March 2. (/P)— nilly Sheridan, Lehigh's veteran wresting coach, lists his pet peeves as spring football and television wrestling—In that order . . . "I've neard football coachc» tell kids .hey'd have to come out for spring ;>ractiee or they wouldn't get a suit In the fall," says Hilly. "Some of those boys want to go out for baseball, LaCrossc, rowing or trnrk, but they can't because their scholarships come from football. It's ruining spring sporls and it even hurts American Olympic performances. The NCAA ought to forget about this sanity business r«nd pass a rule about spring football." . . . Sheridan's squawk about the siuff the TV announcers call wrestling Is that when women sec it on the video screen, they won't let their is wrestle in school or college . As for Gorgeous George. Mr Americas, etc.: "Henry Whlttenberg would chase them right out of the ring." Opportunities Unlimited Handing out snge to wonld-hc football coaches along the rubber- chicken circuit, l'*rank Dobson, former Maryland and Richmond tutor, has this lo say: "Don't worry If you don't have coaching ability. Just seek out an Institution Dial will give you a long term contract—three at least, but preferably five—and then manage to get yourself fired after the first two seasons . . ! You will be a much greater success financially, and the market for this type of coach Is wide open these days." ' Substitutions: Trumaim — Terry, Abbott, Quails and McCann. Manila —Hill (B), Pal (6), Kitchens, and Isaacs. Leachville (88) Pos. (42) G. Co. Tech Scott (23) ...... P ..... (7) Norman M. Buck (9) ---- F ..... (18) Co/art Adams (13) ---- C ....... (2) Reaves Welch (5) ..... G. ........ Adams Gilpatiick (12) G ....... Williams Substitutions: Leachville— D. Buck (8), Blackwell (5). Sain (6), Kltch- ell (4), and McAdams (3). Greene County Tech— Notes (3), Gulp (6) Boyd (6), Shately, and Sanger. Sprtrfs Before Your Kyrs First, "rookie sensation" to turn up this year with the world champion Yankees is 21-year-old er Eddie Pord. who could hav had a bonus but preferred minor league Drop Bulldogs Dealt Defeat to Out of Tourney PORTAGEVTLLE, Mo. h Mar. 2— Portagevll'e High School's Bulldogs were dealt their second loss of the season last night and it knocked them out of the regional tournament at Cape Girardcau. The Bulldogs were defeated 34-33 by Piedmont in their first round game of the tournament. Their other loss was also in n first-round ' same of a louriwmcnt, the Nun- Madrid County meet last inontli. The Bulldogs trailed most of the way but never by a large score. At halftime Piedmont held a two-point 10-17 margin. Edwards led Portngeville's scoring with 19 points and Holmes was high for Piedmont with 13. o wind up at Kansas City, comments: "ft would be great to be with the Yankees. The stadium only 20 minutes from home." . . Lloyd Jordan, new Harvard football coach, claims to be the only grid coach ,who ever had a sabbatical eave . . . After a couple of years Jn a Job that whittled down such lusky guys as Dick Hnrlow and Art Valpey, Lloyd may need another—unless Harvard does some- hlng abotit getting him some players. ... Johnny Breeze, who rights Jimmy Rooney In a Garden prelim 'omorrow, played first base on the Lane f3> ........ P McClurc (4) ,...p. .. Childress f6) ....c.. Carpenter (8) ...G. . Holmes (18) _...G... (7) Q , . (2) Tanner (I9> Edwards . (3) Reaves (2) Zohner Substitutions: Piedmont — Bcrry- rtirtn and Sheets. Portngeville _ Wilson. College Cage Results By The Associated Press LaSalle 61, Gettysburg bo. Columbia 50, Penn 47. Cornell 05. Canisius n. Villanova 82, Toledo G2 Syracuse 105. Temple 76. Oklahoma AA-.M 48, Oklahoma 37. Missouri Central 74, Westminister (Mo) 37 College' Ozarks 84. Arkansas A M 48. Arizona State (Tcmpe) 13, Texas Western 5fl Eastern New Mexico 49. Panhandle Okla Aggies 40 Colorado Mines 57. Idaho Stale 52. Southern Oregon 71, Oregon Education 55. Wonder Boys Get Gid To Kansas City Tourney JONESEORO, Ark.. March 2. (AP) —Arkansas Tech will represent the state in the National Association ot Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament at Kansas City March 13-10 Athletic Director Ike Tomlinson of Arkansas State College, chairman of the NAIB Selection Committee for Arkansas, made the formal announcement yesterday. Tech's Wonder Boys had a season record of 24 wins and one loss. seasoning Eddie, who expects city championship n Patterson, N. J. softball team although he's only 5-5 tall. Must have some reach. TrnlninE Gamp Quoins Dick Wakefield: "I've got weeks in which to sign a contract. iVhy hurry?" . . . Tommy Henrich: "At first base you don", have o run out the pitcher's mistakes." Sllngy, Thai's All Klein, who'll be with the Art }nbs' Nashville farm this spring, must have set a record of some sort at .lanesville. Wis.. last sum- ner when he pilchcd only 75 balls n a three-hit, 2-1 victory over Appleton. of 15 pitchers in nine innings, 57 were strikes Another arm -saver in the Cubs' system was Elvin Stableficld, who nas been advanced from Des Motncs Lo Los Angeles . . . Last August Elpin walked the first Pueblo batter then retired (the next 27 for n no-hit game. He made just 89 pitches. Tomrrsev Ooens At Kiah School In the BlylhoviHo - H intra-nuirnl basketball tonr- BEp, PARDON SIR—Sliermnn Wliilo of Long Island University, center is a nroblom of IPP^ nrm= and feet to Dolph B 1K os. left, of Ihc Blackbirds, and Cincinnati's Jack Lnnb in s™amble for b'-i'lIMn Mad.son Square Garden. The Wildcats E ot the best o£ the tussle, dbfcaUng LIU in "rough e°^B3-65. Stengel Says Only Four Jobs Assured; Heel Bothers Wilks ST. PETERSBURG. Pla., March i. M'/—Manager Casey Stengel said orfay only four men have regular ons "sewed tip" with the world champion Now York Yankees. He listed them as outfielder Joe DiMaggio. outfielder-first baseman I'ommy Henrieh, catcher Yogi Bcr- r!i ami short-stop Phil Rizzuto. VEfiO BEACH, Fin.. March 2. M') —Two things heartened flu-weakened manager Hurt Shotton today as his Brooklyn Dodgers swung Into :he second day of spring training. One was the spry deportment of key shortstop, Pee Wee Reese, who underwent a hernia operation in the whiter. The other was the streamlining of pitcher Don Newcombe, xvho reported he lost seven pounds In yesterday's workout, and catcher Roy Campauclla, who dropped five. PHOKNrx. Am.. March 2. <IT}— Mauagei Leo Dnrocher has lagged righthander Sheldon Jones for nn exclusive starting role this year and picked him for 20 pitching victories. "With any kind of luck Jones should win 20 games," the New York Giants skipper said. Jones, who started and relieved bith last season, won 15 and lost 12. BRADENTON Pla.. March 2. M 1 )— Pennant stock of the Boston Braves jumped considerably today after it became known first baseman Enrl Torucson would be able lo throw properly. Torgy suffered a shoulder separation last may. "He threw well enough to satisfy me." said Manager Billy Souttiworlh of Torgy. "Sure, he threw sidcarm but he always did." SARASOTA. Fla.. March 2. W|— Billy Goodman, courageous young first baseman of Boston's Red Sox, still has a few spots of fungus infection on his hands. The slight, peppery youngster, was hampered' last season by losing weight and spread of the Pacific jungle rot contracted during his war service. The Sox named Steve O'Neil yesterday as coach to succeed the late Huzen (Kifcl) Cuyler. Play School nament got underway Tuesday afternoon with two games and continued yesterday afternoon with one game. In yeslerday afternoon's game Miss Luna's home room defeated Coach Earl Stabler's room 21-15. Mel Hay was high pointer racklne up eight points for the losing team. In Tuesday afternoon's games Miss Alexander's room defeated MKs Cowcn's 23-12 and the D^rby- Ariyelotte team won over Mrs. Mantey's room 2G-H. A. J. Hall was high in the firsl game with 13 points and in the second Max Gurlcy led the scoring with 10. ST. PETERSBURG. Pla.. Marcl 2. M'I—.St. Louis Cardinal trainer Buck Weaver has a patient In his clinic afler just one dny of exercise. The patient Is Ted Wiiks. the Redbirds' ace hurlcr. His right heel was sore from a sp'.ir that groppcd lip last .season. Weaver risked up special shoe pad in an effort lo lessen Ihc shock around the heel The heel plains Wilks both while pitching and running. BURBANK, Calif.. March 2. OTV- fhc St. Louis Browns' psychologist scheduled his first class for today Dr. David Tracy, who watched . [lie Browns work out yesterday will liold class in Ihc hotel for part of the team loday while Manager Zack Taylor Is working with Hie rest of the players on the field. Taylor commented: "I know that Dr. Tracy will do all that lie can lo give Ihn boys the confidence they may need." may be- the answer tn Connie Mack's search for a far-hitting outfielder for his Philadelphia Athletics. Ben Grintini. who socked 32 home runs for Dallas of the Texas League last year, cannonaded Ihrce 350-foot drives over the left field fence and raromrd another high off ttie center field wall, nearly 400 feet from home plale, yeslcrd.iy. in Ihe opening drill CLEARWATER. Fla.. March 2. (/]>) — Manager Eddie Sawyer said today the first, spring training drills convinced him (hat the Philadelphia Phillies are in condilion to a man. Sawyer said he was especially pleased wilh the form displayed by his pitching staff — in particular rookie hurlsr Milq Candinl. SAN BERNARDINO. Calif., March 2. OPi—Heavy workouts were ordered loday for three Pittsburgh Pirate pitchers who picked up too mnuy pounds during the winter. Bill Werle, Jim Walsh and Frank Papish will lake more than their usual turns in chasing fly balls to get in form. Yesterday's Sports in Brief By Ihe Associated Press Football CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Lloyd P. Jordan, athletic director of Amhcrst College, was named head football coach at Harvard. Hard Hitting Catchers Few In Big Leagues NEW YORK, March 2. (/P)—Jim Hegan. capable catcher of the Cleveland Indians, said recently, "fin not paid to hit. A check of the major league spring training rosters shows that Hegan is not the only one. Of the 71 catchers listed by the 16 clubs only four who participated In 100 or more games batted .300 or better in 1049. The top batting performance was turned in by Carl Swatski. husky rooklt of the Chicago Cubs. Swalski pounded Southern Association pitching at,a .360 gait while belting 45 home runs and driving home 153 runs in 128 games. Walt Linden, young receiver up with the Boston Braves, sports the second best batting average among catchers in major league camps. Linden swatted .325 for Denver in 12: Western League games. Harold Keller, young brother of Detroit's Charley, brings a .322 bat- tinj mark to the camp of the Wasti- ingtor Senators. Keller compiled that average In 125 games for the Hat-crstown Inter-state League Owls. The remaining .300 plus hitting catcher Is Ray Murray, an aspirant for a berth on the Cleveland Indians. Murray banged away at a -119 pace fn 123 games for Oklahoma City of the Texas' League. Hcgfln, who played In more games than any,other major league catcher last year, 152, batted only 224 of Tampa. TOLEDO—Bob Snyder, backiietn coach with Green Bay Packers last season, was named head football coach at Toledo. General GRAND JUNCTION, Tcnn. — A Georgia pointer — Shores Brownie Doone—was named winner of the National Championship, a bird dog's top honor. It Happens Every Time HUNTINGTON. W. Vs., March 2. (AP)—Russell Williams, a garage operator, submitted the winning question for "Sporl.s Almanac", feature program of a local radio .station. Williams' prize? Ten free grease jobs at a rival garage. N'o dressing up nr baliy sillers Von can roam around if you have the jitlrrs Out where cool lircf7CS blow Come out., relax, and enjoy a show Watch for Retails PLUMBING Prompt, Expert, Guaranteed Work Harry Myers in Charge of IMumhing Department BLAN HEATH CO. WEST PALM BEACH Pin . March 2. r/n—A 30-year-old rookie BLYTHEVILLE'S ONLA ALl WHITE THEATRf Tluirs.-Fri. * 2 UI K Hits I NEW ?""""' or more games. .287. Here's how some of the regulars did at the plate last year. 'Bob Swift. Tigers. 236 In 74 games; Del Rice, Cardinals, .236 in 92 games; Clyde McCullough. Pirates, .231 In 9i games; Joe Tipton, Athletics, .204 n 67 games; Andy Scminlck. Phils .243 in 109 and Ray Mueller, Reds- Gtanls, .243 in 88. Vets to Oppose Bonus Payments Mary Marion Tells Of Committee's Plan Of Fighting Issue By Jni- Kelchler ST. PETERSBURG, Pla., March 2. (/1'j—Major League baseball players are quietly but efficiently launching a campaign to kill off all payments of bonuses 'to unproved players. Marty Nfarlon, National League representative to the Players' Committee, revealed he planned to present to the executive council at its next meeting a proposal to eliminate the payment of any kind of bonus to such players. "I have been discussing this problem with representatives of other clubs." the shortstop of tho • St. Louis Cardinals said, "and we all asrce that something must be done. We feel that not only do payments of large bonuses to untried players deprive the proven players of money to which they are entitled but tends to cause dissention and disharmony on a ball club. "I personally think that the continuation of such practices will some day ruin baseball." Mario disclosed that four National League clubs, including the Cardinals, have voted to eliminate the payment of bonuses of any kind to youngsters. He said he didn't know how the American League felt about the matter but added he planned to discuss it soon with Fred Hutchinson of the Detroit Tigels. Hutchinson is the American League representative. "Veterans Bound (o Suffer" "Since the donus ruic nas been In effect major league clubs- have been paying oul large sums of money to unproven players," Marion said. "Where is it coming from? Prom the profits, of course. Each club works on a budget. So much money goes out for. salaries. When t pays $100,000 to an untried kid [he veterans are bound to suffer "I venture to say that when Pittsburgh paid $100,000 to Pan Pettit, the California high schoo. iid. each of the 25 members of the Pirates lost about $4,000. "Do you think that's good for a club? How would you feel if you were a veteran player on a team making about slo.OOO and alon comes a kid without previous ex pcricncc getting $100.000? I know how I'd feel." "If bonuses were cut out entirely the boys would sign just the same Where else can they make the money and live the life they do il baseball? With all the money paic out there hasn't been one bonu. plnyer who has made good. "Do you know why? They've got ten their load. The incentive i. gone. Please understand me. I'm for the up-and-coming young fellow setting all he can out of baseball, but when he deprives those who have already made their mark in Lhe game of making monev. then It's high time to take sieps to stop it" LaSalle Gets Bid to Play in National Meet NEW YORK, March 2. (/!>)—LaSalle. ranked ninth in the latest Associated Press college basketball national poll, yesterday was named to the national invitation tourney. The Explorers celebrated by promptly bowling over Gettysburg, 61-50. for their 19th victory III 22 games. LaSalle joins Bradley, Duquesne and St. Johns of Brooklyn in the NIT. Eight teams are still to be selected. Syracuse strengthened Its claim for a bid to the NCAA tourney by swamping Temple, 105-70. Syracuse may get the District Two NCAA bid since Cornell walloped Contains, 65-43. and Villanova, although whipping Toledo. 82-02, is ineligible to compete because of non-compliance with the sanity code. Villanova's Paul Arizin tossed In 33 points to boost his season total to CM points. Columbia kept alive Its hopes for the Eastery "Ivy" League title by beating Pennsylvania, 50-47. In other games the' Oklahoma Agjies trimmed Oklahoma. 48-37; F'jrtinatfl licked Yale. 72-53, and W-jst Texas upset Arizona, 61-42. Bradley officials, meantime, protested to ttie Missouri Valley Conference the action of the District Five NCAA Selection Committee, In naming the Big Seven winner as the NCAA representative. For the last several years the Missouri Valley and the Big Seven champions have met in a playoff for the District Five bid. At a mass meeting last night Bradcly students hauscd Bruce Drake, chairman of the District Five Selection Committee, in effigy. AI.SU CUi.OIt CO-HIT MAKTIIA VfCKKKS in "Daughter of (he West" (In Color) SKKIAI, — CAKTOON MOX Firsl Hlylheville Showing SUNDAY - MONDAY North Kirsl Phone 828 New fatigli-r! mcllWs liavc yet lo iinitaic the satisfying flavor of miilirrilic Kcniiirky IxnirliiHi—slowly and naturally made, ilicn |i.ilicnlly oak- ripened hi Ihe old-fashioned Eoirr tnnsli m.imicr. For three genera lions Ol,r> my. has hccu maiic like no oilier wliiskcyl OLD FITZGERALD OLD FASHIONED...^ During World War 1, Marine Corps aviation consisted of 282 officers and 2.180 enlisted men. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Luxora to Play Crawfordsville Wilson Is Scheduled To Meet Greenway In Second Contest i» By Jim D«r ^> Courier News Correspondent WILSON, Mar. 2 — Play In the District Three Class B high school basketball tournament moves Into the quarter-finals tonight following the completion of first round action last night. Pour games will open me quarterfinal shooting witli action set to begin at 6 o'clock. In the first game tonight Luxora's Panthers, Mississippi County riinners-up, will take on a highly regarded Crawfordsville team with Wilson, one of the tournament favorites and host team, slated to meet Greenway, a Clay County powerhouse at seven. At 8 o clock, Marmadukc, another tourney-favored team, will meet Stanford at 9 o'clock, two Craighead powers, Brookland and Nettleton will clash. One Mississippi County team, Shawnee was eliminated from further tourney competition in last nights games. The Indians of the Joiner school were defeated 40-34 by Nettleton. Marmadukc did just what was expected by rolling over Marion 74-45 m last night's opening contest and In the second game defeated Lepanto 47-38. In the final game of the night Brookland downed Mc- Cormlck 48-30. Quarler-flnal play will be completed tonight and tomorrow night the semifinals will be played.Jjhe championship game is schcdulcWto be run off Saturday night. Nettleton (46) Po5. (34) Shawnee Surbaugh (13) Ellison (2) P. Higgins (12) L. Higgins (3) Box (13) Last Time Torlay 'HOLIDAY INN" with Binjr Crosby and Fred Astaire News & Short Friday & Saturday "THE DALTON GANG' with Don Barry Carloon and Serial ~ .. (2) Higgins . (4) Robertson ....' (G) Welch (6) Harrison . (16) Substitutions: Nettleton —Dorton (2), Bridger (1). Bhawnee—Adams, Larne, Bell and Haskett. N E W Box Opens Week Days 1:00 p.m. Malinee Saturday & Sundays Jlat.-Sun. 1 p.m Conf Showing Manila, Ark. Last Times Today 'EDWARD MY SON" with Spencer Tracy and Deborah Kerr ' Also Shorts •'.'• Friday , :; "THE MARK OF THE GORILLA" with .Johnny Weissmuller Also Shorts Saturday 'PIONEER MARSHALL" with Monte Hale Also Shorts MOTORISTS! SAVE MONEY ON THIS Week-End Special! *safe,., ''"ssl, RADIO REPAIR All Work Guaranteed by Bonding Company Piano Tuning Expertly Done Wilh The Electronic Slroboconn Everything in Music BROOKS MUSIC STORE 107 E. Main Tel. Sll Friday Saturday Monday JLH. .,.1 tONDtD SOUR MASH KtNTUCKY STRAIGHT BOlmOH WHISKEY • 100 P8OOF ^ RENT A CAR Drive Anywhere Vou VI case Simpson Oil Co. Phone 937 Wash & Grease Job $2.50 Change oil, with your choice of any scaled can oil $2.00 Change oil filter cartridge 35c Price of cartridge included. 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