The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 31, 1950 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 31, 1950
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• FRIDAY, MARCH 3,1, 1950 Bf.YTHEVII.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS -PAG1B 1Z11AT&E21 Big Six Basketball Tourney Killed; Age Limit Retained i LITTLE ROCK, March 31. {AP)—Arkansas' strongest Bi? Six and Class A teams will ,be thrown together in the state basketball tournament next year. Instead of the two conducting separate state meets and the winners tangling in a playoff, the two top teams from the Big Six and from each of the eight geographical districts will enter the same tourney, which will be Class A. It will be an 18-team event. • Makeup of the Class B state*— : tournament will .not bedmngert. . ' • • Godwin Named To Head City Softball Loop the two leaders from each of the el»ht geographical districts continuing to compete in it. Abolition of the Big Six meet and the playoff was among 25 changes in high school sports regulation approved at a meeting of the Arkansas Athletic Association here yesterday. . , The AAA also defeated a proposal that it sponsor all-star football earnes at Its annual coaching clinics and another which would have lowered the eligibly age limit for senior 'high school athletes.. The athletes now may play until they are •>! The suggested change would have" made 20-year-olds Ineligible. Two Case T«<s a Week Other major rule changes approv- ed L!mlt basketball teams'to 1 two invitational tournaments between Thanksgiving and the state tourney and to two games a week, exclusive of tournament-play.' •" ••..'•'• • Bans ^articlpatlonsln any basketball tournament not sponsored by hji^chools or colleges; killing the •SB'AAU P«P e^'l m ", t : Extend the basketball s heretfore closing with the end of . the spring school semester, to Sept *'Classifies school for; football on the basis of enrollment—schools with fewer ttuuY200'students being C ass B, 200 U, 399 Class A 400 to 500'Cl^.AA (big *•» schools those above 500, as in the ^ Prohibits interscholastlo athletic contests on Sunday. • Among the proposals which were deleated •*«•> those which would have redistricted the state for football and mulred parents to tl?n oaths that they received no gifts or subsidies because of their children's athletic abilities _ Bill Godwin^ Blythevlllo sporting goods'-dealer and former Blythevllle High' School, college -and professional football star, was elected president of the Y'- city Softball .eague at a meeting of team rep- esentatives last night. Mr. Godwin succeeds J. W. Adams as president of the lengi'e. Other officers elected at last night's meet- were Jack Rawllngs, vice-president, and E. H. Ford, secretary- trensurer. • Representatives of learns In Hie league voted to open the 1950 softball season on May 2 .with "games to be played on Tuesday and Thursday nights each week through August. A schedule Is to be drawn up later. . ' • - : The league also appointed Homer Wilson and Mickey Armstrong as umpires and Russeli Hays. O. E. Quellmalz and Neely -Flowers as members of the Protest Committee, Six teams were represented at last night's meeting. 'They were Ark-Mo Power, Burnett Hudson Sales, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Blytheville Motor Company. Sullivan-Nelson, and Montgomery Ward. J. P. Garrott, T director, said an effort is being made to line up two more teams for the league prior to the opening date. Sports Roundup It. STATE COLLEGE, Pa,, March SI (AP) — For years Perm State has been known as the "home" of basketball team that sticks to the Two-Minute Rule is Junked By Basketball Law-Makers unpopular zone defense.. This . , has produced some amusing consequences, especially when Pittsburgh's Doc Carlson comes here. . . But Coach Elmer Gross of the Nittany Lions has trouble understanding first, why that reputation has stuck and what's the squawk ngalnst the xone anyway, . , "Sure, we use the basic zone" says Elmer. "Some teams come here exjiectlng It and they Just stand still and pass the ball mound. When they do that, I tell my boys to stand still, too, and play them man to man. And . did you notice that Bradley and Ohio Stale played zone defenses against C.C.N.Y., In the New York tournament— and lost?" . . . Not only did they use It, but other coaches In New York for their annual convention agreed thAt It didn't spoil the games. That used to be the squawk against this style of play. . . city, by the simple maneuver of 'overloading* the zone thut one player was gxiardlng, managed to get men free for plenty of shots. . "What's more," one conch STICK MEN—Bobby Thomson, left, and Don Mueller are expected to put punch into tbc Giants' attack. On basis of Phoenix. Ariz., performances, Manager Durocher will go along with Mueller. .311 in Minneapolis, in right field alongside Thomson, 27 home ' runs and .309 last trip. Kiner Re-Injures Sprained Wrist PHOENIX, Ariz., March 31. Manager Billy Meyer of the Pittsburgh Pirates, anxiously awaited a report of an x-ray examination today to determine the serlousne'ss of a wrist injury suffered by Ralph Klner. slugging left fielder. Klner returned to the lineup yesterday forrthe first time since he hurt his wrjst'originally on>.March 14 In ah e:Shibitit)n"^game. In the seventh Inning while batting a- galnst Steve 'Gromck; Cleveland Indian hurler, he fouled off a pitch and immediately began rubbing his wrist.' Kiner was in considerable pain and a further x-ray examination was .ordered today. One-Stroke Lead Held by Fazio In Azalea Open WILIMINGTON, N. C., March 31. ,(/F) — With Sammy Snead nursing a sore back, the rest of tlie boys headed into today's second round 'of the Azalea Open bunched lifcn bananas. Gerogc Fazio, the veteran smoothie from Washington, held a slim stroke lead over three rivals, who in turn, were one up on three more challengers. Fazio's five-under pur 67 yesterday was only one of 13 sub-par peformances, One stroke behind Fazio with 68's came Henry Ransom 6f St. Andrews, ill., making a determined bid to retain the title he won last year; National Open champion Cary Middlccoff Beach, Tin., and E. explained, "we can't get hl?h school kids who know how to defend man to man any more. All the school coaches in my section teach the zone. . . And we find you con fast break better from It than any other defense, so we're really giving the fans more action." Ormond (Dutch) Hindu Opponent Fails; Says Will Appeal to UN LUCKNOW, India (AP) -A provincial assembly member threatened to appeal- to the United Nations against the Introduction of Hindi as the legislative language of uttar Pradesh province. Maulana Hasrat Mohan!, who favored Urdu or Hindustani, told the assembly he would go to the Harrison of St. Andrews, 111. Harrison supplied one of the round's major thrills, a 70-foot putt for a birdie three on nine. Only two strokes from .the lead at 69 were Joe Kirkwood, Jr., Joe Palooka of the movies; Lanky Dave Douglas of Newark, Dell,- and Ed Furgol of Royal Oak, Mich. The 70 group listed Fred Hawkins of El Paso, Tex., Jimmy Demaret of Ojai, Calif., and Art Doering of Richmond, Va. Lloyd Mangrum of Chicago; beat- Ing the' 'comeback Irail after a shoulder injury, headed the 71 group where he was joined by Ted Kroll of Phllmont, Pa., and Detroit's Bob Gajda. Exhibition Baseball Yesterday's Result! New York (A) 14. Cincinnati (N) 2 Toronto (Int) 6, Philadelphia (A) Boston <N) 1, St. Louis (N) 0 New York (N) 10,. Chicago (N) 5 Philadelphia (N) 10. Washington (A) 3 Brooklyn (N) 5, St. Paul (AA) 4 Cleveland (A) 4, Pittsburgh (N) i (13 Innings) Chicago (A) 18, St. Louis (A) 7 ' Today's Schedule St. Louis (A) vs Chicago (A) at Alpine, Tex. Chicago (N) vs Cleveland (A) at Tucson, Ariz. Minneapolis vs Washington (A) at Orlando, Fla. New York (A) vs Boston (N) at 3radenton, Fla'. Boston (A) vs Cincinnati (N) at (N) vs New York (Nl nt Phoenix. Arlr. Detroit (A) vs St. Louis (N) at 3t. Petersburg. Fla. BURKE PITCHING — Jack Burke,: winner of the St. Petersburg, Fla, Open, at 27 is jnost promising of the young Ippuring professionals. A native ^TW Texas, playing out of White Plains, N.Y., young Jack Burke has been trained on a steady diet of golf shots since he was : Kvcn. NEW Box Opens Week Days 7:00 p.m. Malincc Saturdays & Simdaja Mat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Conl. Showing Manila, Ark. Last horse under the finish wire in the 1949 Widener at Hialeah was Hoynl Governor; in 1950 the horse was first. supreme court If it adopted Hind without a referendum. If he failei there, he added, he would take i up with the United Nations. The assembly adopted Hindi anyway. 'ampa, Fla. Cardinals to Cut Squdd Next Week BRADENTON. Fla.. March 31. (IP) —You may, look for some releases from the St. Louis Cardinals before they break camp next Thursday. President Fred Salgh, manager Eddie Dyer and the coaches and scouts held a meeting Wednesday night—going over the snnad! Catcher DC] Wllber left yesterday to join the Rochester team. He trained- with the Red Birds this spring, although he belonged to the International League team. Wllber formerly was. a Cardinal regular. A Meal ef a Note The N.CA.A. boxing tournament here Is almost overrun with doctors studying the effects of boning and blows on the athletes. . . And one of them had to admit recently that If the boys rire punchy, so Is he. . . "We thought we had something when this boy was knocked out and badly dazed." The doc explained. "We were asking him questions and when T asked 'What did you have for lunch today?' He couldn't remember. . . I asked him again and he said: 'I don't know, but If you're so danged smart, what did you have for lunch? 1 . . . And for the life of me, I couldn't remember either." , Shorts and Shril* , Rumors heard from the crowd around here are that Sparky Stalcup will leave Missouri for the.Big Ten as the ' new Michigan State basketball coach and'that Syracuse U. will be host to the Intercollegiate tennis championships next June— first time the tournament has been held on a college campus. . . .Norman and Leonard Walker, the U. pf Idaho boxers, are the oldest' members of a family of 14.. But ihetr team ..,mate,.. Deforest Tovey,: can outdo them In that respect. There are 16 In his family. ... Wisconsin's Dwalne . Dickinson was a last minute withdrawal from the box- Ing tournament here because he became a poppa. . . . Maybft he should have come along and asked the Id?ho lad.s a few questions. Penn State students are oil net up about the lack of a football coach here. . . . They're getting up 5,000 name petition asking for a big time guy and wearing cards tha 1 read:,"A big name coach for » big NEW YORK, March 31. m-+ Basketball's controversial two-1 minute rule, cause of much fuss throughout the past season, won't come around for an encore next season. The National Basketball Committee, the amateur sport's top rules body, yesterday threw out the two-minute exiierunent after a tryout of one year. Teams in the United States and Canada now will play under the snme code for the full 40 minutes, The committee followed the recommendation of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, whose convention preceded the rules meeting. The Rules Committee reempha- sl/.ed the present regulation on intentional fouls, recommending that referees enforce It by giving an additional free throw. May Waive Free Throw Because of laxity In enforcing the Intentional foul rule, the two-minute experiment was voted Inst year. Under It, a team fouled In the last two minutes got its free throw and possession of Hie ball. But operation of the two-minute •egnlat'on brought protests from a majority who contended It virtually wiped out the clmnce for a team to come from behind in the final 120 seconds. Now a fouled team cither can take the shot or waive It to keep possession. The committee also passed the following rules: 1. Clock to be stopped on all Jump bulls. . •. ' • 2. Substitutions to be made only when the clock Is stopped for a foul, a Jump ball, a time out or for an unusual delay. If aims are sent In at any other time a time out Is charged. 3. The molded ball will be the only official ball. 4. A player charged with a foul must raise his hand over his head, otherwise a technical foul will be charged. ' George Edwards of Missouri was reslected chairman or the rules group. Bloodhounds Rout Ho/comb Five 102 to 35 OREENWAY, Ark., Mar. 31—The Bloodhounds of Holland. M O ., pu t on their best scoring punch last "Iglit to rout ttie Holconib, Mo., All-Stars 102-35 In an Independent basketball game here. Paced by WUlle George, Arkansus Stnte College flash,\ the Hounds grabbed tho lead at the offset and were never threatened. George led the Holland team In scoring with 34 points. Camp scored 16 to lead Hoi- comb. The Bloodhounds are scheduled to meet the P. U Green Drug Company five of Raleigh, Tenn., at Leachvllle tomorrow night. The Green team Is the 1949-SO Mid- South Independent champions. Tonight, the Hounds nre scheduled to play the General Appliance Company team of Memphis at Holland. I Gun Club Rang* To Open Sunday The Blythevllle crun Club* ikM* and trap range at the Air Bu* will open Sunday afternoon for'.^'th* spring and summer fcuoiu, B. t, Brogclon, a member of th« club, said yesterday. : , ! First shooting on the nnp wffl be allowed Sunday afternoon, weather permitting, and the public is Invited to. attend, Mr, Brogdon said. : This year the skeet and trap range will be open one day each week, on Sundays, Mr. Broxdon said. UTst summer the range wa* open on Tuesdays and Sunday*. The Blythevllle Country Club 1< a non-profit organization of sporli- Putrid mead or fish \t wed as bait for crocodile snares. Thiee records—one world, one In-' lercollcglnle and one league—wer» set during the 1950 eastern Int-*^ col'fglate league swimming season. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Friday & Saturday "WEST OF WYOMING" with Johnny Muck Brown Cartoon and Serial Cleveland to Use Platoon System TUCSON, Ariz., March 31. (/p,— Cleveland's Indians will use a two- platoon system In the outfield tills season, alternating against »lght and left-handed pitting, Manager Lou Boudreau said today. Lou explained that when a rightle faces Cleveland, the starting llne- P. from left to rltht, will be Dale Mitchell, Larry Doby and Luke Easter— all nortslde sluggers. When southpaw- Is serving them up ight-handed hitters Allle Clark Thurman Tucker and Bob Kennedy 111 start. Although Boudreau lists Tucker n the right-handed platoon, the enter-fielder is a switch-hitter who ailed only left-handed in the ma- ors until this spring. Sunday A Monday Bud Abbott and Ixm CxUIW In "PARDON MY SARONG" Saturday Owl Show "RADAR SECRET SERVICE" with John Howar* and Myron D*U» Cattoem Sunday, Monday A Toeed*? "MASSACRE RIVER" with Gnr Madlm and Rory CalhMtn Warner N«w» a theft Horsemen will vie for $210.000 In purses in 1!> stake races at Delaware Park from May 29 to July 4. time school," How nbout a couple of big tackles or fullback Instead? By winning the 1950 eastern In lercolleglate league swimmtn championship, Yale captured fourth consecutive title. II FASTER FLOWERS FLOWER MART Memphis Hlwaj Phon* «•« Friday "FRONTIER MARSHAL" •«llh Hando!* Scott Also Shorts Saturday f "VANISHING WESTERNER" fill" Monle Hale Also Shorts HOW ARE YOUR BRAKES? Saturday Owl Show "MAN WITH NINE LIVES" *'th Boris KarloR Also Shorts Sunday & Monday ."BAGDAD" *'<h Vincent .Price •V* Ma»r«en O'Han Ah* glwrta Free Inspection Fri.-Sat.-Mon. AM Makes and Models BRAKE ADJUSTMENT Drive safely^—prevent expensive damage to your brakes ....come in (his weekend. 3 DAYS ONLY! If your brakes squeak, or grab, or pull unevenly . . . they need this free inspection. We'll check the linings, and check all the wheel cylinders, I the master cylinder and the j lines for leaks. FISHERMEN! HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A PRIZE Blytheville Motor (o. South's Finest Service Broadway & Chickasawba Phone 44221 FISHING CONTEST! These prizes will be given away the first of each month to the people who bring in the largest fish caught with bait from the Dixieland Baitery during that month. l s (_For the LARGEST BASS...A Jointed Pole. 2nd—For the LARGEST CRAITIE.. .Minnow Bucket. 3rd—For the LARGEST BREAM...West Point Pol*. 4th—For the LARGEST GOGGLE EYE.. .A Bamboo Pol*. All fish must be weighed in !>efore 8 P.M. the day the bait i» bought. You'll find the Dixieland Baitery completely equipped to supply your fishing needs. You can save money on minnow buckets, poles, paddles, hooks, floaters, lines, etc. And at the Dixieland Baitery you can get th* only graded White River. Shiners hi this territory.. .they live longer because they're specially toughened i» our vat. Yes, for your fishing needs come to the Dixieland Baitery. BIGGEST AND BEST IN NORTH ARKANSAS DIXIELAND BAITERY 511 CMckauwba Phone 4303 •t

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