The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 24, 1950 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 24, 1950
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FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1950 BLYTHEVIU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Coach Fisher Plans Porkers to Play Extensive Program For City Basketball Coach Jimmy Fisher, Blylhcvillc High School baskel- Wl coach, said yesterday that he is planning an extensive Vtrcgram' for the promotion of basketball in Blytheville. Coach Fisher, who this winter completed his third season as hardwood coach for the Chicks, said that the purpose of his program will be two-fold, to promote a better interest in the sport and to build future cage stars for Blytheville High School. Outside Court* The first step In the program, he snid, will bo the construction of number of outside basketball courts in different areas of the city to furnish school children the facilities to play neighborhood games. He said that he plans to contact a number of business firms and civic organizations in Blytheville for donations toward the purchase of lumber for the construction of goals. He said that he had already approached two or three business men and that the Idea was "pretty well received" as enough lumber for three goals had already been promised. Coach Fisher stated that after the lumber Is purchased, 'the backboards will be built by him and several volunteer students of Bly- ttievllle High School In the school's wood work shop. Cost About S5.00 The cost for the construction of one backboard, he snid, will be between S5 and $10. The Blylhevlllc Y, Coach Fisher said, has agreed to assist with the program by furnishing the meta" pjBls for the backboards, •filial plans call for the construction of ftt least six dirt courts on the various playgrounds and vacant lots of the city. After the courts are finished, hi said, a year-round basketball pro gram for the youth of Blytlicvilli is being planned. He said that hi hoped to conduct the program un der the supervision of Blytheville Y or some other civic organization. Courts at 3 I'arks * Coach Fisher said that he hope •. to construct basketball courts n LiUle Park, Maloncy Park, Davi' Acres Park and one or two vacan lots, provided that It meets the ap proval of the City Park Commission znd property owners. He said that he hoped to begin construction of the gonls and courts within the next few weeks. At present, Coach Fisher pointed out. there are only t\vn regulation 'iize basketball courts In the city, fit the National Guard Armory and the Blytheville High School gym, and neither is available for a grade school basketball program that Is worth while, JDuring school months the Bly- iwpriitc HEgh School gym is crowd- eoTconsEantly with the high school and junior high athletic programs and it is closed during summer months. The Armory court is available only on a rental basis. 3/ood Hounds Whip Missouri Ail-Star Five HOLLAND, Mo.. March 24.— Coach Stanley Keller's powerful Arkansas Blood Hounds defeated he strong Anniston (Mo) All-Stars, 06-58, here last night In a bristling )a c ketball game. The Anniston team was called in as a last minute substitute for the L. Green Drug Company team '• of Raleigh, Tenn., which was forced to cancel its game with the Blood Hounds late yesterday. It was an exciting, nip-and-tuck battle all the way with the outcome In doubt until the final three minutes when the Blood Hounds gained a five-point advantage and went Into the usual effective stall to run out the clock. The caneuvcr. led by Les McKcel, former all-America, worked as two more buckets were poured in to clinch matters. Every one of the 11 winners broke Into the scoring net with Benny Wilhelm, Steele, Mo. coach, setting the pace with II points. Johnny Beardcn, who recently signed as assistant mentor at Osceola, and Les McKcel tallied nine each. Maurice Miller, Arkansas State ace turned in an outstanding floor gamo. Three of the Missouri outfit tied for high point-with 12 points apiece: Ray Melton, former North Carolina State star; Bill McGcelian, ex-Illinois,threat, and Bob Merrick, Missouri ace. Coach Keller announced that his teani will soon play . Shay Motors | of St. Louis, in the local high school gymnasium. The date will be revealed later. Yesterday's Sports in Brief By Tile Associated Press Basketball NEW YORK — CCNY outlasted Ohto State, 56-55, an North Carolina State upset Holy Cross, 87-74, in the first round of the eastern NCCA basketball playoffs. Goll CHICAGO — The Professional Golfers Association reinstated Bobby Locke of South Africa, banned by the PGA since he cancelled out of several American tournaments last year. Swimming COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jack Taylor of Ohio State set a new American record of 18 minutes 38.3 seconds in winning the 1500-meter freestyle at the NCCA meet. Y Baseball Loop Opens Tomorrow The "Y" Junior High Baseball League begins play Saturday morning with-two game. 1 ;. In-the opener at 9:00 o'clock,'the Travelers, captained by Thomas Griffin will meet the Little Park team led by co-captains Robert Birmingham and Leon Privett. The second game at 10:30 brings together the David Acres nine, captained by Billy Burnham nnd Wheeler Gracey's Yarbro outfit. Both games will be played at Little Park. Coach James Fisher will be league supervisor and director. League games are to be played each Saturday morning until the close of the school year. This league will be re-organized for play during the Summer, at which time it is expected that several teams will be added. Also, the age range may be advanced to include more boys. Infra-Squad Tilt Fans to Get Preview Of Douglas' Pro-Style T Tomorrow Night By Carl Bell LITTLE ROCK, March 24. OP)— Arkansas' pro-styled Razorbncks tomorrow night will give a full dress prevue of what nmy be exacted of them In the 1950 football season. They'll play their annual Red- White spring Intrasquad game at War Memorial Stadium here. And £o great Is the apparent Interest In the remodeling Job of new Head Conch Otis Douglas that between 10,000 nnd 12.000 fans arc expected to turn out If the weather remains favorable. Also, the practice tilt will he aired by eight radio stations throughout thr- state. Spectators should Ret a good early line on the Porker offense. Douglis has sa'd no punches will be pulled In execution of his rarale-dazzic split T formation. \ Defense a Secret But the Arkansas defense, a variation of the light man-to-man tactics Do'iplns 'earned while playing with the Philadelphia Agles. wll be kept under wraps. That defense is Doug's secret weapon and he'll be taking no chances or It being-solved by any scouts who may be In the stands. The Whites, who upended the favored Reds by a 33-13 count in n scrimmage at Faycttcvlllc lust week will be weakened if their ace quarterback. Don Logue, is unable lo piny Saturday night. The chunky all-around athlete who held dowi the starting assignment as a sophomore last fall suffered n leg injury in last week's rough and tumble. It hasn't responded to treatment. Labile Ailin* Tf Logue is unable to go, he prob ably will be replaced by n pair o freshman hopefuls—Larry Hogu and Bob Craw. Buddy Rogers, Sammy Puro—both lettermcn — and Lewis Carpenter, a promising line-smasher, are listed as other .starting backs for the Whiles. Jim Rinehart, who alternated with Lo^uc lost season, will steer the Reds, aided by ball carriers Ross Pritchard, Ray Parks and Joe Baldridge. The grandstendors will note that the 1950 Porkers arc big boys. The Red line will average 219 pounds a man; Ihe Whites 213. The game is planned as near to the real thing as possible. The 90- piece Razorback bnud will be on hand to add to the entertainment. The kickoif will be nt 8:30 p.m. SAFE OR OUT?—He was out, the limp snid, but was he? Roy Hartsfield of the Braves forced pitcher Warren Spalm at second on n play from the pitcher to the shortstop and then was called out at first himself on the nbovc play, which shows his foot on base and Yankee Fenton Mole off the bag in reaching fo'r the throw from Shortstop, at game in St. Petersburg, Pla,, Tuesday. The Yankees won, 4-2. (AP Wirephoto). 'Hot Washed Up/ DiMag Says; Blackv/ell on Comeback Road By The Associated I'rcss "Dcm'l wash me up. I'm good for lu"? or thr^o more years." So said Joe DiMnggto, stnr outfielder o( the world chnmpion New York Yankees yesterday In denying n report he is suffering from it serious shoulder injury. Joltin's Joe said his .shoulder was hurt years tigo, but that it docs not interfere with his hlltlnft or throw- Ii-g, lie expected to piny against Detroit todfty. Chicago U. Basebatlers To Play Arkansas State CONWAY, Ark., March 24. W) The tfmver.sity of Chicago basebnll team moves today to Jonesboro for a series with Arkansas State College nftcr losing three out of four games so far in an Arkansas visit. Arkansas State Teachers College heat the Chicago learn, 8-3, yesterday to sweep a two game series. Righthander J. T. Jaynes went tlie route for Teachers and allowed only four hits. For n ten in that barely misled the National League cellar last.year, the Cincinnati Reds arc looking pretty sharp in Uic current exhibition campaign, nnd so Is their comeback pitcher. Kwell Blackwcll. For several years now, it has been case of "as Blnckwcll Roe.s. so go the Reds." The team that finished sevtnth, 35 games behind first-place Brooklyn last season, had very little help from its elongated ninuncl ace but It may be different this season. Following Wednesday's 4-1 victory over the tough St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati came back yesterday with n triumph over another formidable club, the Detroit Tigers by the samD score. And G-foot-f Blnckwclf enhanced his comeback chances by hurling five shutout innings, giving tip four singles. Only three balls were hit to the outficla by the Tigers during Swell's stint. Blackwelt, back in 1947, won 22 games for the Reds. He struck oul 193, had one no-hit game and barely missed a second that sea-son. But Ir 1948, the big fellow, suffering a kidney ailment, lost much of his zip. ffe won seven and lost nine Lust year he had a 5-5 record. Exhibition Baseball Yesterday's Result* Washington {A) 9, Chattanooga (SA) 2 Brooklyn (N) 8. Philadelphia (A) 4 Cincinnati (N) 4. Detroit (A) 1 Boston (A) 12, Philadelphia (N) 7 New York (A) B, St. Louis (N) 3 San Diego (POL) 2. Cleveland (A) St. Louis (A) 6, Hollywood (PC) 5, 11 innings St. Louis "B" (A) 0. New York "B" (N) 5 ' * Today's Schedule C'.icmnati (N) vs Boston (Al al Snrnsota, Fla. Chicago (A) vs Snteramento nt Sacramento. Calif, (night) Cleveland (A) vs San Diego at San Diego, Cnlif. New York (A) vs Detroit (A) at Lakeland, Pla. Buttnlo vs. Philadelphia (A) at West Palm Beach, Pla. Philadelphia <N> vs Washingtpn (A) at Orlando," Fla. St. Louis (A) v.s Chicago (N) at Los Angeles. Cnlif. (night) Pittsburgh (N) vs San Francisco at San Francisco, Calif, (night) Boston (N) vs St. Louis (N) at at. Petersburg, Fla. New York <N> vs Oakland nt Oakland, Calif, (night) CCNY, N.C. State In Eastern Finals Beavers Edge Past Ohio State 56-55 In Garden Thriller By Juliii Cluuulkr NEW YORK. March 2'l. Ml— City College of New York's rampaging Beavers and n gang of whirling dcr- vlshi's from North Carolina State University will tangle tomorrow nlglit In the eastern finals of the NCAA basketball tournament. And dapper Nat Hohnnn, coach of CCNY, thinks his National Invitation Tournament champions can take the Carolina Wolfpack. provided (hey stay hah and hearty. The busy Reavers cnmc through In one of the pi-cnlest basketball games ever plnycd in Madison Smmre Oarden last night, gasping otit a 5G-55 victory over Ohio State's Buckeyes before' a roaring crowd o more limn 18000. N-9- Slate's victory over fnrorcc Holy Cross In the second game— n melhodlcal B7-74 Job by the Icnn, hard-running Wolfpack—was nnLl- cllmalic. Oliln stale, the Tllg 10 Conference champion nml rated the nn- UTO'S No. 2 college club, and CCNY were Just as closely matched as the score indicated. The score wns knotted at •ID-all afler tlio first half, nncl It might have boon the loss of the Buck's great nll-Amerlcn, 6-5 nick .Srhnittkcr, that provided the final difference. Ttnn/lnn High Pointer ' SchnKtkcr came through with 20 points, but scoiinn honors for the evening went to Sam Ranjcino, a 0-1 forward with N.C. State. Hanv.lno pumped In 12 field goals and eight charity pilches for 32 points, a new NCA'A tourney one-game scoring record. Holy Cross, badly oft on shooting, went ahead of State just once, 201!) during the first half, which enrt- crt with the Wolfpack comfortably ahead, 44-29. Bob Cousy, the Crusaders' nll- Amerlca ace. had miserable hick In the first half, getting only five points. Ho sank nine biiskels in (.'"• second nnd finished up with '(' points^ Mail Forinon, 0-4 'ft Holy Cross center, (allied 1!) points'. The winner ot tomorrow's ennin takes on the winner of the western NCAA regional tournament for the championship Tuesday night in the Oarden. Play In the west starts tonight, with nrlgrmin Young tackitr.g Bn.vlor, nnd Bradley meeting UCLA. Holy Cross nnd Ohio state play a preliminary game tomorrow for third place In the cast. TRAINING CAMP BRIEFS Jiy the Associated I'ress VEltO BEACH, Pill., March j— For the first time since the exhibition games began, tho Brooklyn Dodgers today knew what their "regular Infield" looked like. In yesterday's 8-4 victory here over the Philadelphia Athletics, Jackie Robinson, who had been nursing a knee ailment, was back on second. Pee Wee Reese filled his shortstop position for the Initial time this spring, Gil Hodges played first and Bobby Morgan third. Robinson connected for three hits. Cliiisberfr Must Co LAKELAND, pla., March 24. m— Because of the bonus rule the Detroit Tigers' catcher Jo« Ginsberg has to bo satisfied with the short end this season. Joe has to go back to Toledo since the' Tigers must keep rookie Frank House, their bonus catch, on the roster for 19=J. Camp followers don't think It's fair to Joe. However, Ginsberg is philosophical. "I'd like to stick but ant mor« year In the minors won't hurt me," he says. rrnlsts Giants OAKLAND, Calif., Mar. 24. (IF)— Freddie FilMlmmons, oldlimc pitching slar of the New York Giants and now coach with the club, has hlRh praise for the 1950 squad's pepper and enthusiasm. "I always thought the 1933 club wns the best for spirit.' but this one' got It beat," says the chubby Pit/. llprra Swings at U;ul Ones LAKELAND, Fla., Mar. 24. W)— Casey Stengel, mannger of the >"ew York Yankees, would love to ee Yogi Berra, his regular catcher >ass up more bad pitches than he Iocs. Stengel thinks the powerful i would hit .350 If lie would stop swinging at so many had balls. Johnny Allen's 15-1 pitching record for [he Cleveland Indians In 1937 Is the highest percentage mark ever posted in the majors. Creighton Top Seeded ALBAtfY, N.Y., March 24. W)— Creighton was top-seeded today for the National Catholic Intcrcollf gialc Basketball Tournament here March 23-April 1. Tona was ranked second, Siena tnird. sad Loins, fourth. While They Last! SPECIAL! EVERY 1950 MODEL K.4ISER or FRAZER in our Stock MUST GO! Only a Few Left IDS! Kaiser and Frnzcr models arc romirtfr oul sooner than we ovprrliul. To make room for Ihcm. every 1350 car !n stock must be so!,! now. Tliis Is j-our opportunity lo fret amazins value in a 1950 model automobile and he all set for Ihc Spring driving season. Only a few cars left. Act now! Immediate dcliycry. DEMONSTRATORS T.ow MHcngc; New Car Guarantee. • KAISKR VAGABOND Reduced $800! • KAISKR DEI.UXK Reduced $700! • KKAZER MANHATTAN Reduced $1W»! BRAND NEW CARS Big Discount, Big Trade-in Allowance. r • KAISKR DKl.TJXE • KAISKR TRAVKLKR 61 Motor Co No. Highway 61 Blythcrille FLEXIBLE OXFORDS Edwin Clopp builds a shoe as sturdily, as painstakingly as always, in fashioning this flexible oxford . . . and adds an extra element of extreme flexibility for men especially requiring more than ordinary supple yielding in their footwear. Here is a shoe in which lo relax, while keeping active . . • a soft but staunch shoe, worthy of the makers of "America's Finest Shoes For Men." AAA to C — Sixes to 12 19.95 Ton Mellow Calf WMIM! A A A i n r* or i_ » rt y v =3t=c^ d^<==? Bay Window Loop Play Scheduled To Open April 17 Play in' the nnxvly-orcanSzed Bay Window Twl-Light Softhnll League is set. to begin Apr. 17. It wns announced today A 56-game schedule lor the [cnin recreational league was drawn up yesterday. The Godwin Sporting Goods team nnd Meads will clash in the opening game. Each team wll play one game n week with the season to cjtc'nd through the week of July 20. The other six 'teams in the league are Apptebaum's Liquor Store, Ark- Mo Power Company, Courier News Cubs Cut LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 24. MV-The Chicago Cubs begin whittling down their roster today. Manager Prankic Frlsch will meet with officials of the Los Angeles Angels the Cubs' farm learn, to decide who will be the first to go. Frlsch Insists there will be no major amputation of the squad until later, but these players HI* likely to doff Cub uniforms: Outfielder Frank KaumhollK. Catcher Forrest Burgess and first baseman Fred Richard:). The Cubs play the St. Louis Browns here today. I'ifks Clilsov Fourth SACHAMKNTO. Calif.. March 24. Wj—The Chicago White Sox will finish In fourth place In 1950, says Manager Jnck Onslow. "I pick the Boston Fled Sox to win the pennant," he said. 'They will have the power . . . niid good pitching. The Yankees will be the tenm to beat. 1 mean they wll! finish second. Detroit will follow In third place." The White Sox finished In sixth place last year. Singling out some Individual IHIADENTON, Fla., Mnrch 24. I — Boston Brnvcs Manager Hilly Sonlhworth said today he plans lo reduce his pHchlng stnff to 13 by .he time Ihe team breuk.s camp icrc April ft. 'llic Briive.s, ml tins Enrl Torgcfxm who twisted his knee on the .stops of n train while bidding his family goodbye yesterday, will |>lny the Cardinals nl SL. Pet.- White Snx performers, Onslow says crsburg today. Dick Donovan, Glenn | he Is pleased with the work of Elliott and Bob Hnll will pitch for the warriors who have lost nine consecutive exhibitions. KarllLi III* Boy SARASOTA, Fla.. March 24. OT— "Statistical Stanley" still Is poring the record books checking the number of players who have hit two home runs In one Inning ns Al (Zcke) Zarilln did in the ninth yesterday to win n game for IJo.s- ton's lU'd Sox. It had been (lone only n do/en times—in rcgulur season play of course—a n'd among those who hnve done it Is Sid Gordon, now of Boston's Bruve.i. lie did it last season in Cincinnati. Mel Parnell and Wilinrd Nixon are expected lo pitch for the Sox today against the Reds here. Murray Makes Grndn SAN DIEGO, CnliL, Miirch 21. f/Pj—nny Murray couid draw a deep breath today—lie had made the varsity as n second-string cntcher on the Cleveland Indians. The hulking Oklahomnn'^ post now np- pear.s .secure since the Tribe unconditionally released veteran . catcher Mike Tresh yesterday. The only other cntcher on the rosier is .Jim Hcgan. Murray probably will understudy Hogan. Murray, who stands six feet, three inches, earned his spurs .In an exhibition conlcsl Monday, lie hit two home runs, a triple arid n single in four chances. pitchers Mickey Hacfner and 'Jack Burner, the hitting of Gus Zemial and the fielding of shortstop Chico Cnrrnsrjucl, the 22-year-old rookie Venezuelan, Shorty Alllnr WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 2-t, f/PJ—Connie Mack, whose Philadelphia Athletics hnve fallen .somewhat short of the spectacular In pro season wntmiiiw.'wns plagued by n siwl of pitcher trouble today. Bobby Shant?,, pint sl'/ed left hnnd- cr, pulled up with a sore elbow In yesterday's game which the A's lost to the Brooklyn Dodgers 8 to 4. and Fred S. Sallbn Company. The Bay Window League was or- gnnlzcd for the older men of Blythc- Owens Drug. Whlsonhunt Company vlllc. Coogan, Fernanrte* Get Nod SAN FRANCISCO. Calif., March 23. M'(—Manager Billy Meyer o(th» Pittsburgh Pirates indicated todny he may have forind the power hitters he wants to piny first and third bases. Unless he changes'hls mind. Meyer sutd rookie Dnl Coogan will be at lirst and Manny Fernandez al the hot corner wlien the BUCJ open the scnson. ; Family of Short Stop* ST PErERSBUnO, Fin., March 24. (/!')—Shortstops run In the Nlet- opskl family. Ed Nlctopskl, St. Louis Cardinal rookie shortstop from Omaha, had a dad who played semipro ball nround Buffalo, N, Y., but ho had n fnmil-' to support »nd abandoned the game. One of Kri's brothers wns «• promising shortstop, but he went Into the Armed Forces. 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