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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 6, 1950
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MONDAY, MARCH 6, 1950 BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Wilson Beats Marmaduke For B Crown-Leadwiiie Wins Class A Title Bulldogs Garner' 50 to 37 Victory New District Three [I- Champs Add Cage Title to Grid Laurels Regular Tag $f a f e Cage Meets Bouts Return A ... . , OpenWednesday Ry Jim Deer Courier \ctvs_ Correspondent WILSON. Mar. 8—Wilson's Bulldogs, holders of the District Three football crown, today own their first district boys' basketball title thanks to a 50-37 victory over Marmaduke In the finals of the district C'ass B meet here Saturday night. Coach Roy Slobaugh's Canines head for Sheridan and the Class B stale meet Wednesday with' tYieir newly-won title and they are slated to meet Waldo, the District Seven tltilists, In their first round game of the slate tournament at 3:15 p.m Wednesday. The Bulldogs arc believed to have set some sort of a record by winning the district title in both football nnd basketball. Since the state's clnssifi.'ation system was inaugurated several years apo. it is believed to have been the first time thai one school won both the football and basketball chamoionships. Wilson has won the girls' district title twice. Wilson witnessed only a little trouble In disposing of the highly- regarded Marmaduke five. The Bulldogs took the lead early -and never surrendered it. Underwood Tops Scoring Tim Underwood, the Dogs' lanky center, hooped in 1!) points to Icac ^.'both teams in scoring. Howarc M Woodyard of Wilson and Frcema ' of Marmaduke tied for runner-up honors with 11 points each. Wilson also dominated the all district selections made by tourna . ment officials. The Bulldogs placec three players on the honor squac while Marmaduke, Luxora, anc Nettleton each : goi two berths. Making the team from Wtlsoi were the Underwood brothers, Tim and Tom. and Howard Woodyan Others on the team were Whit and Stanford of Luxora; Freema and Craig of Marmaduke; and Surbaugh and Box of Nettleton. The lineups: Wilson Pos. Marmaduke H. Wyard (11) ..F.. (11) Freeman Forrester (0) F.. (5) Pritchard T. U'wood (19) ..C (10) Craig E. W'yarrl (3) ...G. (3) Daugherty Underwood (B) ..G (4) Holt Substitutions: Marmaduke—Morris (2). To Mat Arena Regulation team lag wrestling returns to Memorial Auidtoriuin tonight after a week's layoff and Promo 1 cr Mike Meroney is bringing in'two newcomers for tonight's bout. Wild Bill Rush of Galveston. Tex., and Reel Mclntyre of Atlanta, Ga., will make their initial appearances in the local ring but they will be members of opposing teams. Promoter , Meroney has. booked Rush with Johnny Carlin for tire bDiit and they will be opposed by Mclntyre and Tex Riley. The bout will be a best two of three falls affair to extend over the 90-mlmitc time limit route. Bnth Ru«h and Mclntyre are rated highly by Meroney. Both are veteran heavyweights and have received top booking In a number of the larger cities of the south. Carltn and Riley need no Introduction to Dlytheville fans. Both have performed in this circuit for a number of years and have big ollowings among fans here. Two one-fall preliminary bouts re also on the card. In the first. Rush will face Mclntyre and in the econd. Riley will take on Carlin. . 'Bay-Window' Softball Loop To Be Formed Pirates Deal For, Paul Pettit Is Challenged NEW -YOHK, March 6. m—The Paul Pettit case was hack on the baseball friddlc today with indications of a new probe into the $100.000 signing of the California schoolboy pitcher. Bob Cooke, sports editor of the New York Herald Tribune, revived the case with a series of copyright articles challenging the legality of the deal that sent the big southpaw to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cooke said he has "irrefutable proof" the Pirates dickered for Petit before tire sensational lefahander had completed his schooling. In St. Petersburg, Fla.. Commissioner A. B. Chandler Bald: "If any person lias any sound evidence on this or any other case, I would welcome it. But It would have to be more than an unnamed witness." The Pirates acquired Pettit by buying up a contract he had signed with Fred Stcphani, a Hollywood movie producer. It's against baseball law to tamper with an athlete before he finishes high school. Roy H a mey, . general manager.of the Pirates who signed Pettit, said, "As far as I am concerned everything was on the up and up." Big Six and Class A Set for Little Rock; Class 6 at Sheridan By Carl Bell LITTLE HOCK, March G. M')— Firing for Arkansas' coveted high school basketball championships will start Wednesday. Twenty-two teams are lined up to battle for the undisputed state championship, as well as in the Big Six and Class A divisions, at Little Rock. Sixteen others square off for the Class B crown at Sheridan. The class A and B brackets wcvc completed In district tournaments over the weekend, and all the early sca.sor favorltks graduated into the state meets. Once again District One is expected to furnish the Class A champion an dthis time also Ihe state crown bearer. The team is Van Buren, which is back with many of the stars it had when it lost to Fayetteville in last year's divisional finals by one point. After a two-year reign as Class A champion, Fayetteville has bowed out. The Bulldogs failed their district test. Besides Van. Burcn, Class A champion and this time also the state crown bearer. The team is Van Buren. which Is back with many of the stars it, had .when It losl lo Fayetteville in last year's divisional finals by one point. After a two-year reign as Class A champion, Fayetteville has bowed out. The Bulldogs failed their dislricl test. Besides Van Buren. class A teams receiving consideration are Clinton. !C A A Committee Snubs Kentucky North Carolina State Gets District Throe Bid to Tournament WHAT A PUNCH—Stan Musial demonstrates power of hands and wrists to Cardinals' coach Tony Kaufmann in St. Petersburg, Fla., training camp. The three-time National League bolting champion is again happy to contribute his remarkable batting punch to the St. Louis attack. A softball league for men of the 30-yeRr-and-older age group is being planned for this summer by the Blytheville Y, J. P. Garrott, Y director said today. The league Is to be strictly a recreational group, Mr. Garrott Bald, and will be restricted to men 30- 3'ears of age and older or those loo old to play In the City Softball League. Seven teams have already been lined up for Ihe league, Mr. Garrott said, and one more is being sought.-Finns that have already Indicated they would sponsor teams in the league are Meads, Owens Drug, Fred S. Sallba Co., Godwin Sporting Goods. Phil Applebamn Liquor Store, Ark-Mo Power Company and the Courier News. A meeting of managers of these teams Is being planned for this week to. draw up final plans for the league. At that time, Mr. Garrott said, definite specifications as to who will lie eligible to play in the league will be made. League games will be played in late evenings with play to be 'scheduled for three or four evenings a cek. The league is to be known as Gabby Street To Speak at Lions Banquet Charles (Gabby) Street, ex-major league catcher and popular color man of St. Louis cardinal broadcasts, will make the first of three appearances In Blytheville tomorrow night when he addresses the Lion's Club's annual father, son and daughter banquet at Hotel Noble. Street, who is v now employed by a St. Loins beer firm that sponsors the Cardinal broadcasts, is currently making his annual tour of the inid-west in the interest of the Cardinals. Al noon Wednesday. Street, one of baseball's "oltitimers." will art- dress the luncheon meeting of the. Klsvants Club at Hotel Noble and Wednesday night he will be guest of honor at Ihe Junior Chamber of Commerce's open house at the club Wi the Bay window Twi-Lfght League, i rooms on North Second Strct. Street will come to Blylhcvillc from Poeahontas where he will Baptist, Methodist Fives in Y Finals Basketball teams of the First Methodist and Firsl Baptist Churches will meet Saturday morning in a play-off to decide the championship in the Blythcvillc Y's CJhurch School League. Saturday, the First Baptist team won over Promised Laud 27-8 and First Methodist defeated Yarbro 3018 in league games played at the Haley Field gymnasium. Premised Land will play Yarbro for third place in the league. More Seats /or U. of A. LITTLE ROCK. Mar. 6. (AP) _ The University of Arkansas Board of Tmstees lias approved expenditure of $75,000 to boost the perma- speak at noon tomorrow. LRJC Books 10 Games LITTLE ROOK. Mar. G. (AP) — Little Rock Jtmior College, 1940 Little Rose Bowl champion which missed out on the AIC football title because it didn't play enoiich games, will moot seven loop foe? In 1050— Jhe required number. A tcn-gnme schedule has been announced by new Coach Howard Pearcc. Batcsville and the two Third District powers, Leachville and Jonesboro. North Ultle Hock 1949 Champ North Little Rock of the Big Six Is the defending state champ, but will yield the favorite's role in its division to Hot Springs' Trojans, the regular-season ttle winners. The Class A and Big Six winners will be determined Friday night. They will meet Saturday night in a playoff for state honors. Two district one teams, West Fork and Valley Springs, are highly rated in the B Division, along with Lynn. Wilson. Mannaduke, Branch and Bismarck. Here's the lineur> for the start of the process of elimination. Big Six at Little Rock 'North Little Rock vs. Fort Smith at 1 p.m. Thursday. Pine Bluff vs. (North Little' Rock -fort Smith) at 1 p in. Friday. Little Roek vs. El Dorado at 2:25 p.m. Thursday. Hot Springs vs. (Little Rock- El Dorado) at 2:25 p.m. Friday Championship game at 9:30 p:m. Friday. Wilson Plays Waldo Class A at Little Rock Van Buren, Winner (1), Warren, Winner {81, 1 p.m. Wed. Brinkley, loser (6) vs. Newport oser (2), 2:35 p.m. Wed. Lavaca, winner (4) vs Texarkana, winner (7W). al 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Hamburg, loser (8). vs. Batcs- ville, winner (2), 'at 7:55 p.m Wednesday. Catholic High, loser (5).-vs. Subiaco. loser (4). at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday. Springdnle, loser (1). vs. Finer son, winner (7E), at 9 a.m. Thurs day. Forresl City, winner (6). vs Lcachville, winner (3). at 10:25 a m. Thursday. Class B at Sheridan Lynn, winner <2N). vs. Moro winner (6), at 1 p m. Wed. Banks, winner (83). vs. Vallc Springs, winner at 2:25 p.m. Wed nesday. Waldo, winner (TW). vs Wilso winner (3). at 3:50 p.m. Wed South.side. winner (fiN), vs. Harl ford, loser. (4), at 6:3$ p.m. Wed nesday. Glendalc. winner Grubbs. winner (2S). at 7:55 p m Wednesday. Bismarck, winner (5SV vs. Mar madukc. loser (3), at 9:20 p.m Wednesday. Stephens. winner (IE). Branch, winner (4). at 1 p. Thursday. West Fork, winncl flW). IFolly orovc. loser (6). at 2:25 p.m Thursday. TRAINING CAMP BRIEFS By (he Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG. Fla.. March 6. (/T) — Johnny Mizc, seeking a steady first base position with the Nev- York Yankees, appears to be in tip-top physical condition. The big ex-National Leaguer, revering from an arm injury sus- ined last season, consistently lias en hitting the ball to the out- eld fences. nent seating capacity of Razorback Stadium at Faycttcville from 17,000 to 22.000. KnIUing, fishing, shccp-hcrdin and farming are the industries the Shetland islands. normal playing weight." The 25-year-old player has looked good In infield drills. VERO BEACH. Fla., March G. (;1>) If Jimmy Russell hustles he may id himself with a steady outfield ositton with the Brooklyn Dodgers tis season. Obtained from the Boston Braves st year, the 30-year-old veteran ossesses the fundamental skills rooklyn president Branch Rickey esires—speed, strong arm, a good ower. Russell currently is lusted on le rosier of the Montreal Royals; rooklyn's International League arm. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March G. W) —A 22-year-old shortstop who came up from the Omaha Western League team gave the best performance In the St. Louis Cardinals first intra-snuad game yesterday." Edn.und Nietopskl paced both teams with two singles and a double in three times at bat. He scored a run ami handled six chances at short, two of them as he pivoted on a double play. v SARASOTA. Fla., March 6. </D— Slugger Ted Williams, along with Al Zarilla. Lou Stringer and Tom O'Brien renort to manager Joe McCarthy today for their "firsl Boston Red Sox spring workouts. By Mila Fnrnrll NKW VOHK. March C. OT— Baron Adolph Hvpp, the Kentucky wild- 1 eat, !•; yelling "foul" today but It' won't (to any good. North Carolina State, not Kentucky, will carry dixie's colors In the NCAA basketball tournament. The bhiegras-s coach wantrrt to try again lor a "grand slam" this year in She. NCAA nnd the National Invitation Tournnment. nut he has to settle f-»- just the NIT. Ki'pp accepted the NIT bid last ii!Rh( immediately after Carolina Stale won the NCAA nod. Both loiunnmeiu' finals are scheduled for Nen- Yf-k (his month. TN> Cnrollnlans (21-51 got their invit-iilon from the District Tbrce (south) Selection Committee "be- rause Kentucky declined to meet Norlli Carolina Slate In a ptayofl." The ouotr-.s arc those of committee elinh'i>y>M Ous K, Tcdcll of University Df Virginia. Rupp has a different explanation. "No one on the committee or from the NCAA consulted us about a playoff," he said. Anyway, the Baron added, a playoff would have been ridiculous because Kentucky's record '25-41 is much better than Carolina's. Bradley In liolh Only cage five so far having a chance to win Ixith crowns Is Bradley. The Peorla. III.. Braves are entered In the NIT and will play the Big Seven winner March 20 for the District Five bid to the NCAA. Only three of the elulU clubs making up the NCAA tournament have been named. They are Holy Cross (20-11. Ohio Stale (19-3) anil North Carolina State (24-5). all In the eastern halt. The eastern half of Hie NCAA Is scheduled for March 23-25. the western half al K^ City March 24-25 and the. tllle game March 28 at Madison Square Garden. Entered in the NIT are defending champion San Francisco (tD-fil. Kentucky (25-41, Long Island U. <20-4), St. .John's (22-«, Syracuse (17-71, LaSalle (1(1-3). DUO.UCSIIC (22-3). Bradley (21-3) and Western Kentucky (24-5). Candidates for the three remaining NIT spots arc Kansas state (tC-G), CONY (IB-S), Niagara (20(51. Cincinnati (18-51. Toledo (23-G1, Villanova (24-41. Eastern Kentucky (in-5) and St. Louis (15-3). Final makeup of the NCAA tournament will come March 20. Bedenk Quits As Penn State Football Coach STATE COLLEGE, Pa., March C. (/Pi—Pennsylvania State College Is looking for a new football coach for (he sccrmd time within a year. Joe Bedenk resigned as heart coach yesterday because he felt the full burden of coaching football and baseball was "to much for one man." Or Carl I'. Schotl, dean of the School of Physical Education and Athletics, announced the athletic advisory had approved a plan to placR Karl Bruce, frcshnuin nien- lor. In charge of spring practice Bchott said the college would wait for applications to flow In before taking up the matter of a successor lo Bcdcnk, who coached Penn State lines for 20 years before assuming the head coach Job last season. Bedenk succeeded Bob lUgglns who asked (o be relieved of Itio post because ot ill health following two scisons In which State won 10. lost one and tied one. Last year Hie Nittany Lions again were rated high but, hampered by Injuries to key players, posted only a five victory and four defeat season. A college spokesman said Bedenk has been wanting to.get out of football for some tlme^and devote his lime to his first love, baseball. The likeable former Penn State star athlete has been diamond coach at his alma mater for Ifl years. last Turn Back Jonesboro Team Victory Clinches Second Championship Within Two Seasons LEACHVII.LB, Mar. 6. — Leachville High School's Lions head for IJItlc Rock and the State Class A tournament this week following the successful defense of their District Three championship Saturday night. The Lions beat off & late Jonesboro rally to nip the Hurricane 5752 to win their second consecutive District Three title. It was Ix?ach- villc's second victory of the season over the always tough Hurricane. The Lions are slated to meet Forrest City, District Six winner, In their first round game of the state meet Thursday morning. Play In the .stale meet begins Wednesday. The l.lons overcame an early lead of the Hurricane's, going ahead to stay in the .second quarter. However, the game was tight riftht down to the finish and erratic play by Jonesboro In the final quarter probably cost the Hurricane the title. Ed Welch swished tlirough 18 iwlnts to lead Lcachvllle's scoring but top honors went to Joncsboro's ace floorman Charley Keller who counted 23 times. Dugan Abernathy was next In line for JoJnesboro with. 12 and Gene Adams scored 11 for season his team won 19 of 21 grimes and went la the filial round of the National Collegiate Athletic Asso- clullon District 2 eliminations. Bedenk already has begun baseball drills and Is looking forward to a successful season. He made it clear that hi.s decision to resign was reached with reluctance but thai he was determined to remain out of football. Spring football practice Is scheduled to begin a week from today and nruce said drills would be held on schedule. AVALON. Calif., March 6. lift— Irnk Bauer let a fly hall escape or a two base hit; Andy Pafko did series of somersaults trying, to iKre a single—and Manager Frank 'risch !s convinced the Chicago Cubs need another camp game. Instead of cutting down the rou- ine training chores, Frisch has cheduled an intra-smiad tussle for omorrow. 'PASADENA. Cahf.. March 6. f/Pj— The White Sox will run through heir ^lirst intra-squad tussle tomorrow in a tune up process for the week end's contests with the Cubs n Los Anccles. WEbT PALM BEACH. Fla.. March 6. 0?y—Bob Bctz. who united .345 and drove in 135 runs for Youngs- lown (Ohio) in winning the Middle Atlantic League batting championship last year, proved himself a thrower yesterday In the Philadelphia Athletic's firsl intra-squad game. Razorbacks Scrimmage FAYETTEVrLLB, Mar. 6. (AP) _ Coaeh Otis Douglas sent the Arkansas Rnzorbacks through their first spring football scrimmage Saturday and said he was pleased with the performance. More of the same was on tap for today and tomorrow. Leachvllle. Lcaclivllle placed three players on tlic all-district squad to dominate the pickings. Jonesboro got two berths and Trumann, Rector, Greens County Tech, Paragould and Marked Tree each got one place. The all-district team: Don Denny, Rector; Joe Scott, Gene Adams and Ed Welch of Lcachville; Dugan Ab- crnathy and Charles Keller of Jonesboro; L. B. Baker of Trumann; Jerry Cozaii of Greene County Tech; Harrell Wood ot Paragould and Billy Bridger of Marked Tree. The lineups: Learhville Pos. Jonesboro Scott (7) f. ...(5) Atkinson' M. Buck (1) ...r. ..(3) Broadawaj jidiuns (11) ,...O. (12) Abcrnathy Welch (18) ....Cr. .....(23) Keller Gilpatrick (9) .6 (51 Mathls Substitutions: Lcachville — Sain (1). Jonesboro—Yielding (4), Sloan and Snider. Mt. Ida Juniors Win VALLSY SPRINGS, Ark., Mar. 8. (AP)—Mt. Ida defeated Harrison, •14-43. hi the final game of the Arkansas Junior blub .school basketball tournament Saturday night. Paul Anderson's free throw In the lasl He threw out Bob Wcllman at' fivc seconds was Ihe winning point. home plate when he tried to score from second on a single and later nipped Joe Tipton at third when he tried to advance from first on a long single. BURBANK, Calif.. March G. M 1 )— Joe Lutz, trying to convince the it Louis Browns he's the man for the first base Job, Is having weight '.roubles. Lutz weighed 225 pounds when he reported to camp. He said yesterday that's "Jusl 20 odd pounds over my SAN BERNARDINO, Call f.. Maich 6. <m — Outfielders Ralph Kiner and Wally Wcsllafce probably won't play more than three innings of any exhibit Ion game scheduled by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Manager Billy Meyer said today he already knows the strength of his two power hitters and wants to give his other outfielder candidates pjenty of action. —SAVE— Up lo 50% on your niilo tioily :ui tl TL-nilcr rn|i:itrs. Complete paint jobs- :is low as 52f>. S:itls- facUnn guaranteed or you Uon't pay. 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