The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 22, 1950 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 22, 1950
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VAOBBEX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1950 A Jolt for Jonesboro? •Don't be surprised If Jonesboro loses its all-stater Charley Keller before another basketball season rolls nround. That was the tip passed on to Oils department this week by a person who claims to be in the know. I There have been reports of late that Charley Is to go to Kentucky next month for the personal scrutiny of Adolph Hupp, University of Kentucky basketball coach, and that If Hupp Is at nil pleased with the Jonesboro hash, Charley will go to summer school this year to finish his high ichobl credits and will enter Kentucky next fall. We approached Charley's father, Stanley Keller, who operalcs n couple of businesses in the State Line vicinity and he confirmed at least n part of the report. "I plan to take Charles and a boy from Ml. Vcrnon, 111., to Lexington next month to talk with Rupp. 1 want him to make up his mind pretty soon as to where he wants to go to college. I would like to see him go to Kentucky If he can make the grade but that's a pretty tough row to hoe " As for the rest of the report, Stanley neither confirmed-nor denied It but scid that he had "given the Iden some thought." Former Leachville Athlete Named to Osecola Coaching Staff John Bearden Replaces Garner senior at Arkansas In Jonesboro, signed And for Blytheville, Too The loss of Keller could be a stunning blow to Joncsboro's basketball hopes of ne\t year with two of this year's regulars to be lost to graduation, Including the Hurricane's ace tall boy, Dugan Abernathy. Keller was Ihe talk of the state for two years. Coach Eugene (Hoi,) Osment built his team around he and Abernathy this year and to lose both i\t the same time might be a llltle hard for him to overcome in the matter of a few months. • And speaking of stunning blows, Blythcville's 1950 football outlook receded a major one last week with the loss of Mel and Muck Hay, sophomore twin brothers. Mel and Mack moved to Palestine, Ark., (near Forrest City) along with their parents. The loss of Mel was'an exceptionally tongh.blow as Russ Moslcy had been counting on him as a backfield regular next fall, with his passing to be one of the Chicks' strongest offensive points. And the loss of : Mack was equally as tough as ho was the Chicks' only end candidate .with any experience lo speak of. Odds 'N' Ends Kenny Merritt, the Armorel lad who worked for (he Blytheville junior 'Legion te'am a couple of years ago,' is trying out for Monroe, La., newest addition to the Cotton States.League, this spring. Kenny pitched for a Monroe semi-pro team last year and hung up a 9-7 record in one of 'the fastest semi-pro leagues In the South'. . . Pete Bennett, who played Independent ball In Victoria and Luxora last year, is trying his luck with the St. Louis Browns In the Brownies' training camp at Pine Bluff. . . . 'Robert Gray. Luxora High School's big'fullback, Is being woocil by Arkansas Tech and reports have it that he may enter (here next fall. Memphis State and Arkansas State also have approached him. . . ' ' ~ : Quote, Unquote Eddie Wailkus of ihe Phillies, In Sport Magazine: "I haven't let my accident get me down. What gets me though, is that the girl who shot me *ns the only one in the world who thought 1 wns perfect. Now they say she's crazy." Signs Contract 1 as Assistant 1 Football And Basketball Coach John Uearden, former Lenchville High School and Arkansas flf-ntc College athlete, has been appointed successor lo Conrnd Garner oil Ihe Osecola High School coaching staff, it was learned today. Bearden, a. State College his contract as assistant football and basketball coach of the Somiii- oles yesterday afternoon. UP will replace Coach Conrad* Gamer who resigned last week to' enter George Peabocly College nt Nashville, Tenn., to complete work on hl.s maslers degree. Coach Bearden will graduate from Arkansas State this .spring. He is a. native of Leachville and attended high school there for one ye a r be fore en te r ing Baylor Boys School In Chattanooga, Term. While at Bnylor he lettered four years In football and played basketball two ycar.s. Upon graduation from the Chattanooga school. Bearden entered HendrJx College fit Conway and wa.s a member of the Hendrix grid team for one year. Tti 1947 he transferred to Arkansas State and lettered two years in football at State. Coach Bearden also was a member of the Arkansas State basketball squad In ID49 and this year. During the past season he scored R ;otal of 21G points for the Indian cagcrs. Coach Bearden Is married to the ."ormer Miss Norma Joy Wallace of Monctte and has one child. Michael Ray. Arkansas Sporteftes Br Carl BfU Juhn Bearden Indians Have Pennant Dreams Despite Infield's Advanced Age By Murray Sinclair tl -Nrwsfeatures ' 'TDOSON, Ariz.—The Cleveland Indians are convinced they are go- 'ing to win the American League .pennant..Arid they expect to do it largely with the same men who finished third last fall. Better physical condition and improved hitting are supposed to bring about the change The new owners who took trie'club over from Bill Vceck are etlddng- by the Tribe's veteran in- lield, the oldest in the major leagues ' General Manager Hank Greenbcrg Isn't worried over the fact that first •baseman Mickey Vernon, Second "baseman' Joe Gordon, shortstop Ixju Boudreau and third baseman Ken Keltner average 33 years in age. •It's a question of playing ability, not years," Greenberg Insists. Vtrnon was the only one of the quartet that hit up to average in 1949. He has shaken off the challenge of rookie Luscious (Luke) Easter" from San Diego and is expected ;io' have another good year, clxief 'challenger for his job is awkward tut effective Herb Conyers, a rookie from Oklahoma City. Last Year for Gordon? This may be the last year in the majors for the great "Flash" Gordon. Earlier in the year he asked for his out-right release to play in .the' Pacific Coast League so lie •would be able to spend most of the summer .at his Portland, Ore., home. Mexican-bom Roberto Avila and rookie Bobby Wilson arc being trained to take over Gordon's Job. Boureau is 10 pounds lighter than at the start of last season. He's still the master of the shortstop position and hopes he can remain there. But he is prepared to move over to third base if Kcltner falters. Ray Boone played in 86 games last campaign and is ready to take over the shortstop chores. Keltner slipped after a great season in 1948 when the Uibe won the World Series but is expected to bounce back this season. Al Rosen is .the top challenger followed by Leo Thomas, a newcomer frcm Fort- land. Between them the four veterans have been in the majors for 46 years with only a wartime break. Easter Big Question ! Once again they are trying to improve catcher Jim Hegan's hitting. Rogers Hornsby didn't have much luck three years ago. Now Manager Boudreau and General Manager Greenberg arc trying to give him help. Ray Muray is the No. 2 candidate. Easter is the big question in the outfield. For four years in a row ue hit well over .300 In the Negro ; league and for San Diego. This Is the , year he was supixssed to hit long balls for the tribe. But he apparently has trouble hitting pitches in close to his chest and has not nailed down .the right field starting alignment. Boudreau says this is the. only position on the team that is wide open. Boh Kennedy, Orestes Minoso, the Cuban Negro, nnd Thlir- man 'nicker are all making a bid for the job. Larry Doby is set iti; center' and Dale Mitchell in left field. Both are expected to hit above the ,300 mark Cleveland claims, to have the the strongest pitching staff in the league. It expects Bob Lemon, Bob Feller and Mike Gnrcia to each win 20 or more games. Gene Bearricn Is expected to regain the control that deserted him last season and be much more effective. The veteran." Early Wynn, Steve Groniek, Sam Zoldak and Al Benton are expected to help. Semi-Pro League In NBA Proposed JONESBORO, Mar. 23. (A>>—Trie possibility of a baseball league In Northeast Arkansas outside organized baseball was stronger today after a meeting here Monday night attended by representatives of six Northeast Arkansas cities. Five of the cities — Jonesboro, Walnut Ridge, Rector. Weiner, nnd Caraway — indicated they xvere ready to Join the proposed league. The sixth — Armorel — Is still undecided. By-laws for the proposed league were drawn up and approved by the representatives. The opening day was tentatively set at May 1. At the meeting were Earl Walclcn of Joncsboro, E. R. Lawson of Caraway. Marion Dyer of Armorel. F. a Roth of Weiner, Paul Crews ol Rector, and Jack. Burrows of Walnut Kidge. 'Mural Cage Finals to Top 'Booster' Night Btythevllle Junior High. School's ntrn-tmiral basketball championships will be decided tomorrow night as the highlight of the annual student Booster Club .night at Haley Field gym. Four games are on the slate for tomorrow night as the wind-up of the In Ira-mural tournament whlcl has been delayed during the pasl month. Always a big attraction among junior high students and their par- ! cnts. the Booster Club's program is ' expected to draw (i crowd equal to the one that witnessed the tourney finals last year. Lnst year's finals were plnycd before a packed house. As a climax to the program, the junior king and queen of basketball will be crowned. The king and queen will be picked by students of junior high school. Identity or the royal couple will remain n secret until tune for the crowning ceremonies. The king and queen will be picked 'roni a number of candidates seeded for the voting. They include Bertha Ann-.Galnes, Edna Pressnell, Dorothy I.nhgley. Viola Myers, Shirey Burns, 'Gbilya Stilwell, Vanila Crump, Joan Freeman, Marilyn Shivley, Betty Barger, Linda Taylor, Francis Rose. Rornmy Moslcy, La- Don Gilbert, Ralph Snyder, Drewry O'Dcll, Dwalnc Graham, Bob Child- rcss, Leon Privett, Thomas Mabry, Billy Burnliam, Carl Brown, Jere Strickland and Hurry Him. Tennessee Team to Meet All-Star Five The P. L. Green Urn? Company independents of Raleigh. Tcnn. vlid-South and Memphis champions, will play Holland, Mo., all- star five at the Hollnnd High School lyimuislum tomorrow night. The game is scheduled for 7:30. The Green team Ls rated one ol :he best semi-pro cage outfits in the trl-state area and will field i [earn composed of former Memphi; and Mid-South high school stars Leading the team will be Bob Me Mullin. a former Olc Miss playe: and ex-Memphis stars Rny Hayne. and James (Fibber) McGee. , The Holland team, coached by Stanley Keller, will be made up o three high school coaches of thl area plus former Jonesboro am Leachville High School players. In eluded on the team will be Coacl James Fisher of Blylhevillc Higl School who starred at Henderson State College, Arkadelphia; Coacl Bonnie Wilhelni of Stcele an Coach Bill Rogers of Holland, ex Arkansas State College greats, ani former schoolboy aces Jake Holma: of Jonesboro and. Oren Lcc Adam, of Leachville. Exhibition Bosehnll Brownies \Vin 9-6 BURBANK, Calif., March 22 (AP) — Catcher Sherm Lollar' three-run homer in the ninth inning gave the St. Louis Brown's a 9-6 exhibition victory over Cleveland here yesterday. RADIO AND TELEVISION REPAIR Factory-Trained Mechanics Make or Model LITTLE ROCK, March 22. (/!')— he intrasquad practice game the rkansas Raxorbacks will play here aturday night probably wil draw bigger crowd than a lot of pre- ar homecoming games at the un- erslty . . . War Memorial Stadium lanagcr Allan berry predicts a urnout of 10.000 to 11,000 If the 'eater's dry ... A rise in enthusi- sm always follows a change in oache.s, and the folks are anxious or a look at the pro stuff OUs Douglas 'Is teaching his footballers . . the pro wrinkles in this rehearsal will include a fifth fflclal—a "backs judge" who will vatch the forward and lateral novements of the backs. That of- icial is a regular thing In pro ames, Douglas wants him in the iractfce tilt to get the porkers iscd .to going In motion without Irawing penalties . . .The ktckoff will be at 8:30 p.m.. an unusually ate -starting time for Arkansas ootball, in order than fans may see he Arkansas Derby at Hot Springs n the afternoon and still get to .ittle Rock in time to take in 11 of the game. Texas A. & M. has completed its spring grid drills, and the word roni that champ is that the Aggies are gonna be much tougher next fall. Some mighty fine sophomores were learning the tricks while taK- ;ng the hard losing knocks of last season . . . Henclrix College won't ac eligible for the AIG pigskin title thts year—because it will play only four loop foes. Coach Ivan "rove said the schedule was arranged to Include teams in the 'class of weight and reserve strength" of the warriors. •STICK BY ME. DOCTOR. Dr David T Tracy, left, »nd Zack' Taylor have % little chat at Burbank, Calif., in which the psychiatrist gives a few hints to Hie Browns' manager Taylor had better keep Dr. Tracy close at hand when the seasor- opens in St. Louis, or visit the nearest aspirin counter. High Water Stops Turkey Shooting LITTLE ROCK, March 22. 'o? 1 )— The Arkansas Gnmc and Fish Commission hss added 15 counties to the sections in which' wild turkeys may not be hunted this year, In 14 of the counties the action wns taken because of "the critical condition of turkeys dislocated by overflow waters." tlie 15th county— Johnson—was closed because of a restocking program underwny there. A special bow and arrow hunting season For turkey is now m effect. The regular hunting season comes next month. Besides Johnson, the counties closed by the commission in a special emergency order yesterday ore all in Eastern Arkansas. They are: Clay, Greene, Cralghead, Mississippi, Poinsett, Cross, Woodruff, CriUeil- dcn, SL Francis, Lcc, Phillips, Arkansas, Desha and Cliicot.- 1 Yesterday's Results Detroit (A) 11, Boston (A) 5 New Pork (A) 4. oBston (N) 2 Baltimore (li) 6, Philadelph! (A) 4 Philadelphia , (M) 14, Cincinna CN) 4 Brooklyn <N> 5, TV)rt Worth (TL 1 St. Louis fAi 9, Cleveland (A) 6 Pittstnirgh (N) 4, Now York (N) 3 .•'"...• • New York (N) "B" 9, Camp Pcn- dleton Marines 3 : San Francisco (PCL.) 5, Chicago fA) 2 • , . Chicago (W 8, Oakland (PCL) I night. Toilay'5 Schedule Chicago (A) at Oakland (POL) night Cleveland (A) vs St. IxiuLs (A) at Burbank. Calif. 'New York (A) vs ' Washington (A) at Orlando. Fla. Boston (A> vs Boston (N) at Bradenton, Fla. - , Philadelphia (A) vs Brooklyn <N) at Miami. Fla., night. Chicago (N) at San Francisco (PCL) New York (N) vs Pittsburgh (N) at Stockton. Calif. Detroit (A) vs Philadelphia CM) at Clearwnter. Pla. Cincinnati (N) vs St. Louis (N) at St. Petersburg, Fla. Cincinnati "B" (N) vs St. Lonl= "B" at Tnmpn, Fla. New York "B" (N) vs Seattle (PCL) at Palm Springs, Calif. Other Scribes are Saying Dept,: Ken Hay of the Port Smith Southwest American asked Hardscrabble. Country Club golf pro Walter Carberry how many holes-In-one he had made. "Just seven," replied the link.? vet . . . Jack Keady, Arkansas Democrat, says the Little Rock Travelers nre training "under assumed names" in Florida, meaning players now with the parent Detroit Tigers and Toledo but due to be cut loose by those duns will make up the bulk of Arkansas entry In the Southern Association's 1950 race ... Dave Walfis, Pine Bluff Commercial, reports that the U. of A. passed up McGehee grid star Ray Camp because hfi's married- Porkerlnnd lias an aiiti-mar- riage ruling.-but It doesn't apply to athletes already at tho university- Girls can't compete in Southwest inference sports, so Arkansas golf coach Presley Askew can't give a )lnce on his team to one of the -school's better strokers. Betty Rush- ng of El Dorado. But he's arrang- ng some exhibitions for her . And on March 27, Askew is going speak at a banquet honoring some basketball players he won't be able to use either—the Osceola Junior High girls team. Six-Year-Olds Run Today in Spa Feature HOT SPRINGS, Ark,, March 22. (/F 1 )—Henry E. Maggio's Patmiboy bid for his second straight Oaklawn Park victory today in the featured mile B>id a sixteenth Park Hotel Allowance pursed " , The six-year-old gelded son of Challcdon and MLss Fire was .opposed by six other good distance runners. Including Myron Smith's Straeth which finished bang-up sccoitf to Palmiboy, and Willard T. Beazley's Golden Thorn, beaten odds-on favorite in his last trip over the course. It wa.s Golden Thorn's first ra'ce under Beazlcy colors, the IG-ycar-old veteran having been claimed from Caniark Stable after his last _effort. W. H. Bishop's Big inch, which, has been finishing close up, also wns regarded as jaMtnetor. --pi-hep were HcJgh Miss,* 'Jousting Match and Narcissus. ' Languid Lady won the featured County Umpires Group Planned MANILA, Mar. 22 — Plans tor organization of n baseball umpires association In Mississippi Count} was revealed here tod ay by Jack Tipton, Manila diamond arbiter. Mr. Tipton said he planned to call a meeting of interested parties in the near future to discuss the possibilities of such an organiza lion. The association, if organized, wi! be affiliated with the National Association of Baseball Umpires, subsidiary of the National Basebal Congress. He said that fce had forwarded Co the National Congres, an aplication for the organising of nn association in this area, Mr, TipUm has been approved as fin umpire by the National Assocla lion of Umpires. mile and sixteenth Ozark Aljowanc purse yesterday. It was her first win in Eive^-starts 'here. Htur Stylis was second,'arid 'Da Do' was thirc The winner was timed In l m A5A ani paid $11.50 -straight. 'Oyster' Course Isn't Called Work ELMIRA., N. Y. C/P)—A Jury has ruled officially that it Isn't work to teach someone to fry oysters. Mrs. Ruth Granger, a waitress, testified she wasn't working, but was instructing a novice cook, when inspectors called nt Paul Battisti's cafe. The jury acquitted Battlstl of permitting s woman to work between midnight and G a.m. While They Last! CABIN STILL Prompt Service Reasonable Prices Phone 2642 We Pick Up and Deliver Fred Cdllihan 110 So. First St., Btylhevill carried lh« fitsl Kentucky bourbon from farm cabins, hjva given -way to modern Ira,n*ponation — hut—irta method of making.this genuine, old-lime whtiky ttmivrn \incVi*njtd. Nothing ncti> has been added ALL KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY O t 0 5 T 0 P » O O f YLE SOUR MASH LOUISVILLE. XINTUCKY SPECIAL! EVERY 1950 MODEL KAISER or FRAZER in our Stock MUST GO! Only a Few Left 1951 Knlser and Frazcr models are cumins out sooner than we expected. To make ronm for them, every 1950 car in slock must be sold now. Thts Is ynur opportunity to Ret amazing value fn a 1950 model automobile arid be all set for the Spring; driving season. Only a few cars left. Act now! Immediate delivery. DEMONSTRATORS Low Mileage; New Car Guarantee. • KAISER VAGABOND Kcduced WOO! • KAISER DELUXB Hccluced S700! • KRAZEK MANHATTAN Reduced $1000! 1JHAND NKW CARS Bis Discount, Rip Trade-in Allowance. • KAISER DELUXE • KAISER TRAVELER IT'S THE ASK Defeated n AAU Tourney Arkansas Champions -^ Are Eliminated by {fjf^ Los Angeles Quintet DENVER, March 22. (AP)—Arkansas State Teachers Colleee has been eliminated In Ihc National AAU basketball tournament here. The Arkansans were beaten in the iccond round yesterday by the seeded Cllftons from Los Angeles. The score was 83-58. Defending champion Oakland, Calif., (Blue 'n' Gold) and other seeded favorites swept past collegian-manned teams in other second round games yesterday. Competition gets a little tougher in today's third round of eight games between the 16 teams surviv- ng from the original field of 42. The eight seeded teams are still favored to go into tomorrow's quarter "inals. The Oakland champions had only i light workcut in a 75-48 romp over Aurora. Colo. The Cnlifornlans play a group of Utah collegians from Salt Lake City at 11:30 nja. (CST) tonight. Milwaukee, one of the seeded teams, may find a surprise at 3 p.m. today In the Dayton, Ohio, all- stars. The Ohioahs ran'up a 99-53 victory over Kokomo, Ind., all stars in the opening round. Milwaukee was hard pushed yesterday to turn back Nehraska Wcsleyan, an aggre^j^ slve college five, 62-55. Jp Santa Maria, Calif., (Golden Dukes) is another of the seeded, fives that faces a stern test today against Houston, Tex. Houston boasts Clarence Bran- m:m, Kansas State's ace center, and may upset the Dukes who had difficulty disposing of an erratic billings, Mont, (stockman) five last night 54-43. >/£*>. I 61 Motor Co. No. Highway 61 Blytheville AT HOME C?a THE RANGE...; ...OH &VENUE! 3ust clap DoMis Westward on your lieatl. Feels free and easy as llic wide open spaces. 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