The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 8, 1950 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 8, 1950
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1950 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE -. - - rtn at Fayetteville yesterday listed Mac as a halfback on one of the teams from which Coach Otis Douglas lias Indicated lie would choose his starters for the 1950 season. He was listed as a member ol the team being quarter-backed by Don Logue, chief signal caller of the MaMs a coming junior and was a sciuadmsm list year but failed to Also listed on the Logue team was Lewis Carpenter, West Memphis High's Hash of 1918, Frank Pischel, a starting end, and Dave Manner, regular tackle of last year. There's a Familiar Ring And speaking of the Razorbacks. by all indicallons the U. of A. Is getting to be, shall we say, the "Blytheville" of the Southwest Conference. We mean that other member schools and conference officials apparently have their stingers out for them. . First it was Dutch Meyer of TCU who fled tear-stained to the leagui fathers crying "dirty football," and this was topped off by the »o-cnilc< "unfortunate mistake" incident which cost four Porker freshmen eager a" year's eligibility! Just a rule technicality, they say, one of those things. Wonder what they'll think of next? If they need any ideas, we know where they can get 'em. Not that the TJ. of A., or Blytheville. is Simon Pure by any means. It's Just that it all has a sickening odor to us. State CageTourn eys Start Today - Dyer SeesThree-Way Race 'Cards' Skipper leachville Seeks Class A Crown Wilson Bulldogs In Running for B Title at Sheridan Sports In Spurts The latest from the Hot Rumor Dept. has it that Norman (Monk) Mosley, former Blytheville High School and University of Alabama great. Is Coach Joe Dildy's clioiqe as assistant at Hot Springs. Monk was uack- ficld coach at Talladega, Ala., high school last fall and Ills team posted an impressive 0-4 record. The repoit received by this department is that Dildy, who coached Monk during his years at BUS, has askert Hot Springs officials that the youngest of the Mosley clan )>e hired as one of his assistants. That would be a good combination. Our usually efficient tipster of the Joneslioro area, after two whole weeks, finally got around to informing us that Blytheville had a player on the all-District Three junior basketball team chosen al the districl » rnamcnt in Joncsboro. He was Donald Gentry, hustling forward of Paps. It seems that no one knew that Gentry had received the honor until last week. Anyway, congratulations, Donald. (Now you car understand why boys of the trade gray so early). Odds V Ends There may be a couple of new football teams in the county's Class B running next "year. Both Burdctte nnd Missco High of West Ridge nn entertaining thoughts of adding the gridiron sport to their athleti agenda. In fact one of the schools, Burdette, is reported to have alrend; ordered equipment. . . . Ben Lancashire, former Blylheville High Schoo athlete, was rccently^awnrded his fcmrlli basketball letter at Oberlin Col lege, OberHn, O. Beri is a senior at Qbsvlm ami also earned letters in i Bvinkley baseball and football. . . . Coach Roy Stobaugh o[ Wilson predicts that Jonesboro will be."pushed plenty" in the very first game of the state tournament. The Hurricane is slated to meet Clinton. Hoy's home town, in the first round. Clinton last year took In two or three smaller outlying schools through consolidation and is being touted as a Class A dark- horse. Included In the consolidation was Formosa, a Class B basketball power of late years. Play In Arkansas' three schoolboy slate basketball tournaments got under way at IJtlle Rock nnd Sheridan this afternoon. At Litllc Rock two tournaments, the Class A and Big Six, are being held in conjunction while the Class B mpct is being rim off at Sheridan. All, three tournaments will extend over a foi'r-day period with the finals slated Jor Friday and Saturday nights. Mississippi County will have an entry In two of the tournaments. Lcachville's Lions, winners of the District Three Class A title, will lake another bid for state honors •hile Wilson, the district B champs, ikes a crack at the state B crown (tie Pherldan tournament. WH.son was .slated to see action n the opening session of the tour- lament, mceliiiK Waldo of Districl rven this afternoon. Leachville I'ill not see action until tomorrow vhen the Lions (ankle with For rest Cilv. District Six champs. The Class A and Big Six titles vill lie derided Friday night and hen the winners of the two divisions will tangle Saturday night to decide the over-all state champion- No Danger of Baseball Going "Sissy", Veteran l/mp Dec/ares The B crown will be decided Saturday nirrht V n. n Bu re n Fa vorcd Van Burcn, a strong contender last year, is favored to take the A division title with West Fork th ffivorltc In the B division and Ho Sorintrs given (he edge, in the Big Six competition. First round Raines today in B tourney pits L-ynn vs. Moro Brinks vs. Vnlley Springs; Waldo Wilson: Bee Branch Southsidc Hartford; Glenriale vs. Grnbbs an Btsmnrck vs. Marmadukc. First-round p:'Irinj*s in the A div • arc Van Huron vs. Warren: vs. Newport; ClUUon vs. Jonr:?boro; Lava en vs. Texarknna; Hamburg vs. Batesvllle; Little Rock Cat hoik- High vs. Subaico: Snrmgdnlc vs. Emerson and Forrest* ity vs. Leacliville, Big Six pairings: North Little Rrck vs. Fort Smith; and Little Rock vs. El Dorado. Hot Springs and E J ine Bluff drew first round byes. The BEg Six game. 1 ; will be played tomorrow. TOP LEVEL—LcHoy Smith of Long Island University (joes up and over Cincinnati's Al Htibcn- stein lo score for the Brooklyn Blackbirds in Madison Square Garden. The Wildcats, however, kept game well in hand, dc- icatcd LIU, 83-05. By Gayle Talbot TUCSON, Ariz., March B. 0D— Bill Summers, vetcrnn of the Amra^an League umpiring staff, wants rJPondersUDOd that there is no danger of big league baseball going sissy through the act of its Rules ELBOW ROOM-v-Manhattan's Bob Field is a little cramped for space, driving elbow into head of EMU Gallagher, 19, of LaSalle of Philadelphia in Madison Square Garden tussle for a rebound. John Grauer of La- Sallc applies squeeze from rear as the Explorers defeated Manhattan, 65-60. Committee. Don't worry loo m»ch, he said, about it he rule against --"-'bumping" the pivot man on a double play at second. The plnjvone of the most spectacular of the game, ^ill still be used within reason. Bill says. A runner will have to be guilty of obvious imsportsmiuiship" Ijcfore c Incurrs the prescribed penalty All the new rule does is give umpires the power to stop some ellows from chasing the second ascman or shortstops clear out on grass in trying to break up oublc play," Summers explains. "As long • as the runner stays ithin reach of the has either! •ith a foot or a hand we'll I* 1 *. im go into second as hard as hn •ants lo. That's port of the same. Batter to lie Called Oul "But when he clearly len't try- ng to do anvthinc hut knock a ian down we'll call It on Win. nnd he batter going to first will be ailed out, no matter whether he ni<rht have beaten the relay." Manager I-QH Boudreau of the Cleveland Indians n.sked Bill if he didn't think enforcement of the rule misht create many n rucVtiis Kirins! the season. "Not at all. I oil," he replied. 'And I can tell you why. For ilxmt the firsl or second time- we call it on your trnm, ynu're going to holler nlcntv. And're ng to get thinking what it's cosl vou. and the next time you'll tell that runner of yours'to be carefu how he goes into second. "Not onlv that, but the batter findtner himself called out withou a chance to rcarh, is Roing to notice that all he got out o il was a time at bat on his -record HP'S likolv to say something tc the rnnnc'-. too. oil, no. it'll slral p1»(Mi Itself out." "Bill." ,sa!d Lou. "I believe you'v got something there." Pallet, Three Other Hurlers End Hold Outs City Cage Loop Playoff Needed To Decide Title Its gains to take a playoff to decide the City Basketball League championship. Holland defeated the Hubbard All-Stars 51-37 last night to take the league's second hall title and no\v the All-Stars and the MIs- soi'rians mnst meet In a best two' of three games scries to decide the league championship. The, Al]- Stnrs won the first holt pUw. The first game of the playoff Is scheduled for Holland High School's gymnasium later this week. Sites for the other two games have not been decided but they probably will be played in Blytheville. Last night's game was played nt the Blytheville High School gymnasium and it wound up regular league play. Another game wns scheduled for last night hut \vas not played- Yank Skater Annexes Third World Crown LONDON, March 8. (/I 1 )—Dick Buton, a gum-chewing American col- •Ke boy. had fastened Ills world iguic skating crown a little tighter oday—and tliere appeared to be 10 one In sight to knock it off. After winning the world title for he third straight year, Button np- 'earecl ready to rule as long nt> lie desires. He faced excellent coru- iclitors last night and left them sasping. The 8,000 customers who up.cked he Weniblcy Arena agreed It would lave been a wonderful show even vithout Button. But youiiB Rich- id gave 'cm a show the likes of which they had never sc'.'n before. Sporting his familiar Harvard crew-cut, Button doused the hopes of other amateurs with the declaration he'd stick to competitive ikating at least until the 1852 Olympics. enjoy comjietUion." the '20- ycar-old Kuglewood, N. J., lad said. "That's why I skate." Button whirled into the world skating picture in 1948, winning the European, world and Olympic titles. He hasn't been beaten since. For compulsory and free .skating. Button snored 1,410.47 point,'., or 03 per cent perfect.* His nearest challenger for the second straight year was Hungary's Ede Klraly, who had 1.344.!)?. points. I The United Stales has won every championship so far and will be seeking the womens crown tonight. Aja Vr;i7.ancvn, Cr.ccho.slo'.'akui -s defending champion, held a sk-n- clcr lead of less than one p'o'n*. after yesterday's compulsory skating. Jeannete Altwegg of Great Britain was in second place, with New York's Yvonne Sherman third, eight points behind. TKlKlt IHTSM1THS—Pour Detroit Li liters a wo It their turns nt batting cage In Tigers', spring training tump at Lakeland, Fin. Left to right, :uc; Dick Kryhoskl, first baseman; Vic Werl/,, outfielder, George Ki'H. third bascmnn, niut Hcot Evers, oiilflcltlcr. Wcrts, Kell and E\-crs nil hit over .300 for Tigers last season. Kv.yhoski. n rookie, hit .204 lor the Yankees unit .328 for Oakland in IDiD. (AP Wircphoto). Baylor Gets District Six to NEW YORK. March 8. m—Four big league pitchers who amassed 73 victories last season had shaken oft the holdout hangover'today for an estimated S95.0DO, They were among seven players who agreed to terms yesterday and j left only 11 major leaguers still out ol the fold. j The world champion New York Yankees got the signatures of two their four recalcitrants—pitcher ic Raschi (21-10) and catcher "ogi Bern*. The Philadelphia Phillies nc- ounted for two ace momidscncn in en Heihtzleman (17-10) and Robl Roberts (15-15). The St. Louis Cardinals came up ith the lefthander Howie Pnllet 20-D). The two others who came to erms were first baseman Jack jraham of the St. Louis Browns nd intielder Kcrmit Wahl of the Philadelphia Athletics. The reported salaries agreed to hy he four pitching stars were: Rashi, $30,000: Pollct. $25,000; Heln- zleman nnd Roberts, each $20,000. Apples may be attacked by any o 200 diseases. Water meters were Introduced li Rome about 100 A. D. to proven waste. CoMeqe i-i 1 t** Results !7.v the Associated Tress CCNY C4, NYU 61 Princeton 63, Georgetown (DC) 40 Wcostcr 83. Allegheny 80 Kansas 79, Kansas State 68 Southern Illinois 65, Western Illinois B2 Indiana State 85, Hanover BQ Kansas Wesleyan 61, Fort Hnys (Kas) State 53 Knstern Illinois 88. Milligin CO Evnnsville 00, Indiana Central 81 Lawrence Tech 87, Assumption (Ont) 45 William and Mnry 76, Virginia 58 Gettysburg 85, Western Maryland 71 Delia (Miss) State 55, Miss Southern 50 Spring Hill 61, East Tcnn 48 Arizona State (Tcmpe) 70, Hardin-Simmons 50 West Texas •?<!, Texas Wcsteyan 55 Wyoming 50, Colorado A & M 4 Montana 91 T.ri-City (Mont) All stars 83 Catcher Yori Eerra Signs ST. PETERSBURG, PTa,, March 7. (Apj—The holdout siege ol Yogi Bcrra, puilgy catcher ol the N'cvv York Yankees, came to an abnipt end today when Manager Casey Stengel, noting as intermediary between the player and club, induced Yogi lo .sign his 1950 contract. Terms were not revealed but it is understood stcngel^aUtcUd a corn- promise between the $16,OW believed to have been offered by the club and the S22.COO demanded by Berra, making the catcher's salary about $20,CCO. Odorless Paint Found To Aid Interior Painting NEW YORK — */r>— An odorlc? paint has been developed lo faci] (Ate interior painting of homes, ho Ids. hospitals anrl theater. 1 ; In an season without necessitating venti ntion to carry off fumes. The nexv product AMS announced by D. C. Arnold, president of The K^ystoae VarnLsh Co. Charles G. Ojwatd, technical director of the manufacturers, snys the formula was perfected after 15 years ol l^b- oralo;y e x perl men is. WACO, Tex., March 8. (AD—The aylor Bears have been chosen tn sprcsent DLstrtct 6 in the National ollegiatc Athletic A.sKoclntlon regional basketball tournament t Kansas City March 21-M&. Eaylor was picked ya ; tcrdny by e district Selection Conimlttcn ver three other team.<5 considRvcO Tlie "also rntis" included Unl- ersity of Arkansas, with which yior .shares the Southwest Con- crence championship. Baylor defeated Arkansas twice In Baylor won the Kansas City tour- ament in !SM8 and went to the fi- ials of the national toiirnamonl ng to Kentucky the ciaslen •TCAA winner. . T5?f- Sef 1 for Frkle?y The Cissidv Cowboys and Mis; ,unn Wilhelm's home rnom lean re scheduled to meet in the firm]: if thr. niythcvlllc Hlfrh School In rn-miiral tournament Friday. The t'.vo teams advanced into thi hamnlonshin round by.winning thi cinl-final games FrWay nnd Moil lay. Friday afternoon, the Lun: cam defeated the Qtiellmntz tear 0-13 In the scml-flnal round nru Monday the Cowboys took a 20-1 Iccision from the Green home roor cam. In Friday's name, Tomlinson wa lRh for the losers with nine poini and Stone led the winner. 1 ; with flv. In Monday's game. Criner IcdUV Cowboys and Gossctt paced IV osers. PHOENIX. Ariz., March 8. WO— anager Ijco Duroclicr of file rc- mpcd New York. Giants has de- ded to make regulars out of Don uellcr, SVes Westrum and Henry lompson. Leo, who has his sqiKid hustling id In (ine spirit. let It be known Kterday that he Intends to go with e aforementioned trio for at least, ic first third of the coming sen- m, barring unforsccn dcvelop- r.nls Mueller will replace the departed f;ht fleKlcr Willard Mnrfihnll; hompson will take Sid Gordon's lace, at third. Westrum sets his lance to be the catcher right from he start. In the Chicago White Sox some 1 In Los Angeles with the Cubs Saturday, first'ol the 1950 exhibition season. Manager Jack Onslow will slnrt his lefty ace, lilll Wight. Howie Judson will follow, with Dill Pierce, another southpaw regular, finishing. Lhkc Appllnjf, Floyd Baker and Jim llusby huve been nnmcd ns So.x players In the nil-star charity contest In Hollywood Sunday. BRADENTON, Fla., March 8. Wi —AIt:r looking over nil 17 of his Viillnblc pitchers In three intrn- rmad gnmes, Manager Billy South- •orth appears deeply Impressed, es- ecially by the rookie (lingers on is Boston Braves squad. Four of the newcomers' avcrnen 0 years, George Uhle, Jr.. son of he former Cleveland pitching great, tnlph Albcrs. li^n Johnson and Billy Allen. The latter, ynnkcd from Rochester. N.Y., Ecboiilyard, is n laby-faccd 0 ft. 5!i In. giant. TUCSON. Ariz.. March B. I/P) — Cleveland's Indians could pet down real training today — the big mystery of "where Is Orestes Mln- ">so" was over. The Cithan nulficldcr, sought, rantically by road secretary Spud Goldstein since camp opened ft week 130, sannterrd Into the clubhouse •ntinnounccd yesterday. All Gold- ileln knew curlier was that Mlnoso VMS somewhere in Cuba, waiting for ulnnc. Mi-oso explained simply,, "no transportation." Cnltr., March 8. In spite of''stift competition, Ken Woods seems determined to bat h! way hiio n regular outfield position with the St. Louis Drowns. The 25-year-old Woods has loped n number of balls over the left field wall. Last year he hit 32 homers, orove in 08 runs and battct' .238 with the Baltimore Orioles. Woods snys: This In my thtr< chance with the Browns and T can' help but feel that this Is my year to make the grade." Points to Bums Brooks Team to Beat, He Says but Warns, "Don't Overlook Us" By Jack Hand ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 8. lil')— Eddie Dyer, weak after a siege with the flu bug, looks for another hot race In the National Laguc Involving Brooklyn, Boston and his own St. Louis Cards. "We're not conceding a thing," said the personable Card skipper, "bill we've all got a Job trying to stop Brooklyn. They're the team to beat. "Boston looks much Improved. They probably have more power than anybody else with Sid Gordon and Wlllard Marshall in the lineup. "Don't overlook us. We got somo problems but our pitching should ic better with Max Lanlcr and Fred Martin with us all the way." Maybe you think Dyer spent the winter moping about his troublei of lust fall when the Cards crumbed lust when they seemed ready to win the pennant. Not Disappointed No, that wasn't my greatest disappointment, pard," lie said. "I think we just had -our slump at the wrong time. We hadn't had one since May 23. Then the boys who carried us all summer Just couldn't seem to help us any. "I think It was a great year. We won as many games as we did In 1010 lo finish In a regular season tie with Brooklyn. Last spring, all the experts were picking us for ourth or fifth place." Ouch, don't point, Eddie. "We got our problems." Eddie , ontlnucd, "nolxjdy knows how Jones Is going to go after ils serious back operation. If he nn't make It, then we'll have to If the big boy (Steve Bilko) Is eady." Bllko, a hulking young giant who lit ,310 for Rochester, impressed it first base last season during tv ate trial. Eddie Kazak. regular third baseman. Is another question mark. Kiusik was well on his way to rooklc-of-thc-year honors when he njured his ankle svt Brooklyn July 23. He never got back to full time duty. During the winter he underwent an operation.. "Kazak's ankle bothers him a little," said Dyer, "tail I think he'll play himself Into condition." ST. PETERSBURG Fla. March 8 (/!>}—The St. Lovils Browns may uiwt a psychologist. Dr. David Tracy, ti give them inside work, but the SI Louis Cardinals have trainer Buci Weaver. And Buck Is. a good man to III In when rain halts outdoor prac lice. Yesterday he gave the Redbirds ;i talk on physical culture—how t walk, stand nnd sit correctly whll off the field as nlds to their hcaltl- Then he got out his mandolin am completed the session with songs. Salt Lake City, which lies near the Was. ten mountains, has .an elevation of 4,330 feet. Mountain streams and artesian wells provide the water supply of Salt Luke City. —SAVE— Up to 50*/o on your aulo body and fender repairs. Complete paint jobs as low ax ?25. Satisfaction guaranteed or you don't piiy. , HOT'S BOI>Y SHOP 110 5. Lilly Thone 3456 PASADENA, Cnllf.. March B, (H't— ADAMS APPLIANCE CO. 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