The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 16, 1950 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 16, 1950
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK,)' COOTIER NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 1«, 19M Osceola Picks Dukie Speck As Grid Coach-Tech Eliminated From NAIB Meet Ex-ASC Mentor Succeeds Boyce Appointment to Become Effective As of July 1 Leslie E. (Duklc) Speck, O.sceolA business man and state representative from Mississippi County, ycs- tcrdny u-as appointed fooLbnll coach at Osccola High School to .succeed Rube Boyce who tendered his resignation from that position Tuesday, Announcement of vSpeck's np- pofntnient was miule by school officials yesterday, scarcely 24 hours after Boyco's unexpected announcement that he would resign his position as head football coach at Osccola. Boyce gave no reason for his action and stated that his Immediate future was indefinite. Speck's appointment wit become effective July I, the day Boyce's resignation takes effect. This will be his second time to coach the Seminoies. Speck, a native of Joiner, grnd-,1.., uated from Arkansas SUte College In Jonesboro in 1935 and returned there as coach in 193G after coach- Ing one year at Hoxle High School. He resigned H s conch at SUte 'n 1938 to accept a position as director of a National Youth Administration boys ciwnp at Magnolia, 'a position he held for one year. Coached Scminolos in '10 ,- In J910 he was appointed coach at. Osceola High School and held .that position until he entered the Army in 1942. He was discharged from the armed services in 1946 and opened his electrical appliance business in Osceola. The following spring he ran for the state legislature and was elected. ! At his office In .Osceola this .morning Mr. Speck stated thai he "was "catling an end" to his political career and would not seek re-election to the General Assembly this year. - He stated that he planned to retain his business In Osceola but that a manager would be hired to run it for him. When asked about any change of plans in the Osceola athletic set-up. Speck replied that he, plnn- ned to talk to Osceola school sup. erintendent Frank Sanders in a day or two. i "I really haven't had time lo : think about plans much. However, TVt plan to have one or two as: shtant conches btit that is all yet , to be worked out," he said. ; In recent' years Mr. Speck ins - been one of the slate's most i>opular . football and basketball officials .and has called a' number, of games for Blytheville High School during ' the past three years. Pocket Billiard Champion Dies . PHILADELPHIA, March 16. NP»— Ralph Grcenlcaf. one of the world's : most colorful pocket billiards players, died yesterday shortly after he had been rushed to Ilannemann HITS MIS WEIGHT—The golfing pride of Atlanta, Ga., is IJ-ycnr-ohi Bobby Lemming, who weighs only 87 pounds but shools in the low 80s, A product of Bill Hall. Adams Pnrk professional. Lemming hns to be chased home at night when the course closes. ),. (•:. (Dukie) Speck Roaming Tulsa Gridders Return Six Thai Jumped lo Corpus ChrisH are Refused Enrollment CORPUS CHRIST!. Tex., March 16. //PI—Tulsa Qnivcrsity's six football r.layers who switched allegiance to the University of Corpus Christ! Ir, (he midst of spring training return to Oklahoma today. UCC authorities sakl they could not enroll here—much to the sorrow of UCC Coach Will Walls. "They would have meant a top notch football club for three years," Walls commented. Tulsa Coach J. O. (Buddy) Brothers is mncli happier. When told this his players were re tinning, Brothers said: "I'm washing my hands !of the whole affair. A.s far as I'm concerned the incident is closed." -• TUT, of the roaming gridmen are his starting defensive tackles — James Prcwtlt, 235. of Smuckovcr, Ark., and Floyd Harrawood. 255. of Harlnn, Ky. 'Jlie others are Eddie Ware, 200-pound end from Carthage, Miss.; George Coldiron. 155- pound nalfhack from Uarlan, Ky; Ton] Hamm, 220-pound guard from Corinth, Miss., nmi Bob Miles. 220- pound tackle from Mtssoiila, Mont. "We're all going hack and give Tulsn a whirl for the rest of the semester." CoMiron, spokesman for the group, said after UCC authorities told Walls (he players could not. enroll under any conditions. The sextet said they left TiUsa because the school "had, not fulfilled its promises." Ware said he liad been promised, among other things, some new clothes. "T didn't get anything but ^thrcc suits of underwear and theyvarc about worn out," he said. V _; Walls denied reports from' Tulsa that the players had come to Cor-.: pus Christ! because of "tremendous offers" made them. Tic said he had corresponded with Prewitt after the' player Imn* written Walls that he was dissatisfied with Ttilsa. Walls said the other players were unknown to him before they- appeared here Tuesday. ^-•-. TRAINING CAMP BRIEFS By (he Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG. Fla., March 10. (AD—That blistered heel that ti'intxn'iirily sidelined Joe DiMaggio apparently lias left no 111 effects on the New York Yankees' great slug- tier. Jolt In* Joe got back Into action yesterday hi the game with the Philadelphia Phillies at Clearwater and, dnriiiR the four innings he played, connected for two hlU fn three alto a Us. Manager Casey Stengel, suffering from neuralgia, was not present Lo .see his bombers bury the Phils, 23-6. VERO BEACH.-Fta., March 16. fAP) — With first baseman Gil Hodges expected to Join the team today, the Brooklyn Dodgers will have all their players in tow, Hodges' wife gave btrth to a boy over the weekend. Gil wired Matin- «er Burt Shotlon yesterday:" "I'll be in tomorrow. Father and .son doing fine." Dan Rankhcad, Negro right- hand cd pitcher up from Montreal, reported yesterday— liLs wife still Li ill In Puerto Rico. LAKELAND. Fla., March 16. <AP) —Detroit Tiger Manager Red RoHe should like to see repeal of the March I spring training deadline opener. HP .says iLs hard on pitchers. "The pitchers need an extra week," he says. "Look at the way the batters are ahead of them this .spring. The thrower. 1 ! just aren't ready to keep up with ihcm." As evidence of this, Rolfe points to his Tigers. The Bengal batsmen have collected 50 hits in fonr exhibition games this spring while the Tiser pitchers have given up 46 safeties .The Tiger* play the Philadelphia Phillies in an exhibition game today. FULLERTON, Calif.. March 16. (AP) —The Chicago Cubs first team .suffered a humiliating 5--1 defeat nt the hands of Its Los Angeles farm club yesterday. Biggest disappointment was rookie pitcher Gordon Van Dyke, who yielded two walks, two singles and a triple. Outfielder Hank Saner homered in the six*h Inning, but his efforts were in vain. PASADENA, Calif., March 16. fAP)—The St. LouLs Browns riddled the Chicago White Sox pitching .staff yesterday, engineering a rousing 11-2 victory. It was the third straight defeat for the Sox. Bill Wight pitched one-hit baseball for five innings for the losers, but the- Brownies whacked Luis Aloma and ~ChIc6"PIerelti for. eight runs. Shortstop Bill Demars got three, hits to lead the Browns' attack. The Sox will play the Cleveland Indians in Los Angeles today. WEST PALM BEAOH. Fla., March 16. <AP> — Robert Nelson Hooper rapidly Is becoming the fair haired boy of the Philadelphia Athletics' pitching staff. Hooper—rookie up from Buffalo— didn't hurt his chances of making the grade with the A's as he held j,he Brooklyn Dodgers hitless for three innings in an exhibition game yesterday. '""Hooper started on the mound for the A's in the game won by the Mackmen 4-1. Hooper struct out one, issued no walks, and Allowed only one ball to be hit past the infield—a fly caught for an out. Marked Tree Bows In State Tourney TUCKERMAN. Ark.. March 16. W»i —The Arkansas gtrls high school basketball tovlrnamcnt. marked by an upset at, the very start, went into the second clay here today. The upset came in the Ilrst game yesterday \vncn defending champion Marked Tree, which hud been a strong choice to repeat, lost to Star City 61 to 58. Other first round scores: Van Buren 73. Prattsville 44, Ml. Ida 69 Springhtll 66. Clover Bend 45. Parkin 44. Or»cnbrlcr 49. Althcimcr 35 Greene County Tech. 36. Village SO Two additional first round game* were scheduled for today. Tuckerman met Forrest City, and 1-ead Hill played Hartford. Hospital. The 50-year-old world champion died of an internal hemorrhage His wife snid he had been ill since Monday but had refused to ranee! a scheduled appearance in ffevv York last night. "A "noy wonder of billiards" at the age of eight. Grccnleat competed in his first major tournament at the age of 16. Four years later he won his first world's pocket billiards title. In all. he won that I crown 13 times and established many pocket billiard records. CLEARWATER, Fla. March 16. (AP)—What does Manager Eddie Sawyer think of his Philadclohla Phillies after their fourth straight defeat? "It'll do 'em a lol ol good." phil- osophied the Phils' genial pilot yesterday after the game with the New HEY! FISHERMEN HUNTERS You're Invited to Sec FREE MOVIES "Hunting & Fishing In Alaska" 7:30 P.M., TUES., MARCH 23 In flic Shruvronni nf ShcKon Motor Co. Kquitmicnl Donated by Bill Godwin Sporting Good.i They Still Pay Big Dividends ivcry day more owners arc mpresscd with (he fact hal (me of (he best investments in an ymarket is a isecl fine car boiiflU here tvhcrc fjualily is assured. '38 FORD 4-DOOR $95 '35 PLYMOUTH $99.50 '42 DODGE 1-TON . with platform body $295 '42 PACKARD 4-DR. $595 '41 CHRYSLER 4-DR. $295 Yoti car taken in pnrl pay mcnt. Easy (crms (n sui your need. BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. Uroaclway ,t Cliickasawba Phone 4.121 York Yankees) And any man who can feel thai way after a 21-6 pn.ilini; cannot be looked upon as ready to throw In the sponge. SAN nERMARDINO. Calif., March 10. (AP)— Bob Chesncs and Elmer Riddle drew the pitching assignment for the Pittsburgh Pirates today as they prepared to meet Hollywood of the Pacific Coast LeaRue. Che.snes, who won only seven and lost 13 in his sophomore year last simiincr, is one of manager Hilly Meyer's biggest question marks. Cliesnes had been given pretty much of ItLs own way in conditioning himself at training camp. He says he's taking it easier this year than In 1949 when he claims he trained too quickly. B0RBANK. Calif., March 16.- (AP) —The St. Louis Browns' officials may be worried about tiie prolonged absence of third baseman Prank Giistinc, but It isn't bothering one rookie. The rookie is Charles Grant who Rets more action at third as long a-s Gtistine, still unsigned, stays away. It's Grant's second try with the Browns. lie came up last year but Bob DMlinser was still with the club and Grant didn't have a chance. ST. PETERSBURG. Fla.. March 16. (API -The St. Louis Cardinals' injury list goes up and down as spring trainip.g progresses. • Pitcher Ted Witts' sprained left knee is reported mending and he is expected to be back on the mound about Friday. Meanwhile, X-rays of outfielder Harry Walker's left ankle and catcher Johnny Dunlin's left wrtst showed no broken bones. Walker hurt his ankle beating out a bunt Tuesday. He will be out several days. Bucha was struck by a pitched ball Monday. SARASOTA, Ha., March 16. (AP) —Charley Schanz, the former Philadelphia Phillies hurlcr seeking a Boston Red Sox berth, and rookie Gordon Mueller were named "by Manager Joe McCarthy today to make it two straight over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Seekers ran their Grapefruit League winning streak lo four games by downing the Cards, 11-4, at St. Petersburg yesterday. Dave (Boo) Ferrlss, the former Sox ace who suffered arrii trouble last season, set the Cards down with three hits in four innings. TUCSON', Ariz., March 16. fAP) —Cleveland's Indians, who sparked at defense last season, are having a bad case of fumble-itis in their exhibition contests. ' ' ATPLING TUTORS ROOKIE—Luke Appling (left), the Chicago White Sox shortstop mcst or the past 10 years, teaches a few tricks of the business lo Alfonso Cairasmiel, hottest rookie in the pale hose camp, at Pasadena, Calif. Carrosqu'el, a young man from Venezuela whom everyone calls Chico, Is conceded a jood chance to beat Appling out of his job.—(AP Wircphotol. CCNY to Play Duquesne in NIT Tonight Tij- Milo Farncli NEW YORK. March 16. ffi — Whether CCNY's rocketing sopho- moro.s ran keep up their sensntional surge toward the Hationnl Invitation Tournament basketball title is up for decision again tonight. Nat Hohnan's youngsters meet their toi'glK-st foe yet In Ditqiicsnc's Iron Dukes, out to slow City's fast break [o a fifczle. Topsecdcd Bradley, still the tournament favorite, plays St. John's of Brooklyn In the second semifinal. All-America Paul Unruh and sti'bby Gene Melchiorre give iinul- ley a five-point edge over St. John's. Unseeoed City College of New York rates a six-point favorite over the third-seeded Pittsburgh Dukes. CCNY reached the semi-finals by defeating second-seeded Kentucky and defending champion San Francisco by wide limrgins The performance of St. John's G-tt Bob Zawoluk will determine justjiow much of a battle the Redmen can give Bradley. If the slender sophomore Is hot He may offset the smoother Bradley attack and greater reserve -strength. Bradley depends on 6-7 Flmer Behnke to hold down Zawoluk while Unruh, Melchiorre and Bill Mann spark ^lie .offense. The St. Johri Exhibition Baseball TMlerdiiy's Results New York (N) 5, Mexican All- Stars 4 Philadelphia (A) 4, Brooklyn (N> 1 Cincinnati (N) 7, Boston (N) 6 New York (A) 23, Philadelphia (N) 6 Boston (A) 11. St. LouLs (N) 4 Los Angeles (PCD 5, Chicago (N) -1 Cleveland (A) 12, Oakland (PCL) 1! i St. Louis (A) 11, Chic.ico fAl 2 Pittsburgh (N) 7, Sacramento (PCL) 6 Today's Schedule St. Louis (N), vs Boston (A) at Sarasota Pla. Cleveland (A) vs Chicago (A) at Los Angeles. Philadelphia (N) vs Detroit (A) at St Petersourg, Fla. Washington (A) vs. New York (A) at St. Petersburg, Fla. Los Angeles (PCI,) vs. St. Louis <A1 at Burbnnk, Calif. Chicago (N) vs Sacramento (PCL) at Anaheim, Calif. Oakland (PCL) vs New York (N) offense Is built mostly around Za- woluk, with some help from set shots Gerry Calabrese and Jack MrMahon. St. John's is the only club left that has won previous NIT titles— in 1943 and '44. [\ LET US GIVE YOUR CAR A GOOD CHECK UP ON THIS Motor Tune-up SPECIAL! 1 I 3 Days Only! .Friday, Saturday, Monday Middlecoff's 207 is Best At Palm Beach PALM BEACH, Fla,, March 16. Ifi — Gary MIddlecoff, professional golfer playing out of Ormond Beach, Fla., banked $2,750 today for his double victory In the llth annual Seminole Golf Tournament.' The National Open champion finished the 54-hole event with a 70 yesterday lor an aggregate of 201 to lead the field of 42 pros and take first money of $1,500 in that division. He teamed with C. Douglas Dillon. New York stock broker, for a best ball score of 65 and tie with professional Jim Ferrier of San Francisco and Lcray Berdeau of Paris "ranee at 128 In the 36-hole p-o-arrmtcur end of the tournament, played over the 6,395-yard Scmloole Club course. Both Middlecoff and Ferrier pocketed $1,250 for their pro-amateur scoring. Ferrier also won SG62.50 \vnen he finished second with three other 1 .pros in the 54-hole tourney, with a score oJ 200. Others in Die bracket were Rob- ergo Dl Vincena) of Buenos Aires, Lew Worsham of Oakmont, Pa., and Henry Plcard of Los Angeles. Five protcssionnls tied at 211, worth $290 each. They ivere Clai'de Harmon of Palm Beach; Jimmy of Ojai, Calif.; Henry Ransom of St. Andrews, III.; Pete Cooper of Ponte Verda. Fla., and Dick Mayer of Palm Beach. • Hen Ho^an, Hershey, Pa., pro making hi? first appearance in competition since losing the playoff In tht Los Angeles Open in January, finished with a 220 for 54 holes and was out of the money. AAU Boxing Tourney Continues Tonight LITTLE ROCK, March 16. (/!>)— Eliminations continue tonight in the annual Arkansas AAU 'boxing tournament at Robinson Auditorium here. The tourney opened last night with 24 matches. The grind will continue until eight open and eight novice litlisls are selected. Arkansans Lose To Indiana Five Wonder Boys Got To Second Round Before Falling KANSAS CITY. Mar. i«. f&i. Arkansas Tech's Wonder Boyj, champions of the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference, were eliminated from the running in the National Intercollegiate (NAIB) basketball tournament, by a stroni Indiana state five in a second- round game last night 87-79. Tech got to the second round by downing Morningside College of towa 75-64 In a first-round game Tuesday night. It was Tech's sebond loss of, the season. In other tourney games yesterday and last night Hamline's defending champion Pled Plpe rs wer e up- 1 by Central College of Missouri -DO. Westminister, the second-seeded tournament team, was also knocked off, losing to Davis and Blklns College of West Virginia 85-75. Quarter-Kjr.aU Tonight The tournament moves Into the quarter-finals tonight with only two of the eight seeded teams remaining in the running. They are Brooklyn College and Indiana State Other quarter-finalists are East Central Washington College of Ed- Brooklyn, which narrowly missed elimination Monday with Apnala chlan state of Boone. N. C., yesterday bowled over College of Puget Sound, Tacoma. Wash., 64-47 and will meet East Central Oklafotna tonight. X Baldwin-Wallace, one of the surprises of the tournament, moved with ease, 82-62, over seeded East Texas State. In other games last night, University of Tampa trimmed Geures Pepperdine College, a seeded quin- let from Los Angeles, 69-61 and East Central Oklahoma eliminated River palls, Wis., state Teacher! 75-64. at Phoenix, Ariz. Pittsburgh <N) vs Hollywood (POL) at Hollywood. Calif. Philadelphia (A1 vs Miami Beach (P-I) at Miami Beach, Pla. Irish to Open Drills SOUTH BEND, Ind., March 18. WV—Notre Dame's football forces, unbeaten in 38 straight games, open spring practice tomorrow, St. Patrick's Day. It's an old fighting Irish custom, and 100 sturdy ladi will be on hand to observe it. A BETTER LAUNDRY For Expert Laundry and Dry Cleaning— 4474 NU-WA RECTAL DISEASES A SPECIALTY DRS. NIES & NIES (All Types Except Cancer) Clinte 514 Main. Blythevilie, Ark. Phone 2921 Two- $ Row Four- 5 Row AMMONIA FERTILIZER EQUIPMENT 26750 297.50 1,000-Gallon Storage Tanks with all hose and fittings $497.50 Barksdale Mfg. Co. South Broadway Phone 2911 YOU GET ALL THIS! • Clean & space spark plugs. • Set or replace poinrs. • Set timing. • Check compression, • Adjust carburetor. • Check fan belt and ra- ' diator hose. Whatever Kind of Car You Drive ... We Can Service It! BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. 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