The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 17, 1945 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 17, 1945
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PAGE SIX BLYTIIEVILLE COURIER NEWS County Basketball Title /*L." I I * - — - — Chicks, Lions ^ A) | en To Appear On Mat Program SATURDAY, FKHHUAKy 17, 1945 In Final Round Junior Teams To Play Opening Cage Contest Beginning At 7:30 DOPE BUCKET »i J. r. BIj-theMllc Chicks reached the finals of the Mississippi County "A" I division basketball tournament by SITUATION NOT CHANGKiJ nosing oulUhe Lions of Leachville, When Lloyd (Toar) Wise was 35-30, at Leachvillc last night, with 'member of the Blythcvlllc High the two rivals scheduled to tie up! School Cbickasjuvs back several in the finale tonight at the local' year* ago hc was in the thick of gym. There will be two contests on tonight's bill, with tlie Pajwoses, local Junior High nggregadon, to meet Leachville Juniors in the curtain raiser, beginning at 7:30 o'clock. the battles at tackle and loved every minute of II ... Now that hc has changed his civics and moleskins for the kliaki of Uncfc Sam's Army he finds the situation lias not changed in one respect ... He "Toar"— it's First Lieutenant Wise — isn'l kicklnjf about that ... In fact, he doesn't mind the battling at all ... What he would prefer Is lo be back here In Blytlicville with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Wise, Sr., nml young sister, Patricia Since thai is impos- the University of Among them were BlytneyiUc'5 girls met defeat in Is still In Hie middle of udlun, •the opener last night at the hands Ihls lime In Ihe Pacific . .. But of the Leachville girls with Lylcrly, Ltachville forward, breaking the 27-21 deadlock wilh a charity throw to win 28-27. Edgin, Leachville forward, look high scoring honors wilh 20 [Wliits. Blythevlile high pointers were Bonnie Ball ivitli 12 and Dorothy Conley who made 10. The boys contest was marked with rough play, the Chicks being charged wilh 21 fouls, to n for the Lions. However, the Chicks took a slight advantage by making six good tosses out of 18 while Leachville made only four out of 23. Adams, Leachvllle's sharp-shool- iiiB forward, again look high scoring honors with' 12, while Marlon Gay, Chick forward, was hot on his heels wilh 11 points. Lineups: GIRLS lilythevlllc (27) Leachville (28) Conley 10 F...'... Mcthcny -1 Hodge 5 ; F Edgin 20 Ball 12 F. Lylerly 4 Moody G Gniycan Godwin G Buck Scay G Hicks Substitute: Blythevlile, Warring- Ion. Leachvillc, Maynard. BOYS Blyiheville, (35) Leachville (30) Lancashire-1 P day 11 F f. Kretch 8 C Scott 3 Ferguson 4 G Welch 10 Fogue 2 G...... Johnson 3 | the crack American fliers gained air superiority and It was a different story from then on . . . That one fact is a contributing factor in the amazing successes fliici Is the ace In (he hole In future operations, Including the "Jackpot." At the present Lloyd Is sweating out a long over due leave . . . "Just think, Mom, there are only 20 sible just now "Toar" will settle for a look at ONE lilythevillc boy. . . . He has been overssas for more Llian two years now and nmy ;< .ucep at a native .sou . . . But hc has run across several former tcanunalcs at Alabama ... Bobby Woods and Joe Kilgrow, who made grid history under Coach Frank Thomas Then, there was another former Alabama star athlete who skippered (in LST on which "Toar" was a passenger ... He was track, star . . . Lloyd •neglected lo give his name but indicated lie knew him well. KEPT PLENTY BUSY "Tear 1 ' received liis commission the hard way . Enlist ing In the service lie was seal, to Australia and wits among those selected for Officer Candidate School in the Aussie country . . . Lloyd admll- j.led the going- was puhlcnly tuff n>'» i9i ul hc '""""Bed to make the grade and. earn his gold bars of a second lieutenant . . . It wasn't long jefore -lie and his oulllt began the .. .Substitutes: Blythevillc, Wilson 2, Delxmg 4, D. Caldwell. Leachvillc, Nelson 2, Patterson, Hociges, Garner. ,7 Referee— Keefe ; umpire— Pickens ; , timekeeper— Hall;, ton. scorer — Hamp- Gosnell Teams Win Two Games Luxora Senior Boys ; Win Third, 65 to 23, At Gosneli Gym .Luxora Panthers displayed class in defeating the Gosncll • senior boys basketball • team 65.- : lo 23 at Goaiell gym' Iasl : ;iiiglrtj ,-bu.t two o.thcr. , .thcr. Luxora ,'teanjs /Vcre 5 on. tlie pSing i'-^Klgof '.. .c oiilests .' •-.•'• >', y ,.' ( ,' v ; -vj ixora'v!' senior. ;.g!Hi;iwdrSVjJcVKri •a; ; -sonipr.•.„ .„_. ^^%«i!SlirC\^'wilt^^|(^i'i;J|f 'Luxora counted for six points. The Gosnell juniors rolled up a tophcavy score, 43 lo 9, over the Luxora juniors wilh 'Dorris Gosncll setting the pace with points. -Hannah Luxora juniors. of h 18 starred for the march that eventually will take them Inlo Japan . . . "Toar" did a bit of checking (he other day and discovered during (lie 24 months overseas lie has limi in combat 15 ... He has paiiici- jatcd in 00 different landings all :he way from Australia via New 3uinca to the Philippines where he now is ... he described Mendora as dry and dusty, if you can describe knee deep mud as dust . . . It is one hoi snot and has been since hc and the Americans lilt. Ihe Island ... In recent weeks officers ahead of mo be long n'ow, I hope!" Won't Snead 7 Under Par At Gulfport Misses Course Record By Muffing Short Putt In Open Tournament GULFPORT, Miss.. Feb. IT. (UP) —Stannnln' Sammy Sncad of Hoi Springs, Va., has fired a torrid 6.5. seven under par. to Jump into the lend at flic $5000 Gulfport Open golf tournament. Tli e second round of the tournament, being played at the Great Southern Country club, will be rim off today with finals Sunday. Snead, hitting straight down the middle, and pitching direct to the pin. narrowly missed setting a new course record when hc muffed n three-fool putt, on the 18th. The course record .of 65. which Sncad tied, was sci 19 years ago by Jim Wilson, a Grtfut. Southern ' pro. Claude 'Harmon of Grosse Point. Mich., number three man In last week's New Orleans open, and Ky Laffoon of Chicago, were tied for second with C7's. Harold "Jug" McSpaden of Sanford, Me., winner of the GuUporl tourney Insl year and .runner-up in last week's New Orleans play, turned Ihe first round In 08. Hc Is tied by Frank Strazza of Greenwich. Conn., and Leonard Dodson of San Francisco. Chick Rntan of Birmingham, Mich.. Byron Nelson of Toledo. Jim Ganntt or. Ardmdre, ' Okla., and amateur Ed Purgol of Detroit and Ithaca, N. Y., each nellcd a CO. Other low first round scores included: ', Amntcur Fred Haas Jr., of New much of the "heat" has been Ink- 1 Orleans with 12 and amateur Bill en off, which lias helped no lit- I'owcil of Laurel, Miss., wilh a 73. tie ... The Americans have been able to branch out a little and Detroit Gets Coocfl become more comfortable, with c c ... ... ,, prospects of even belter things to rr om fertile field come . . . Evidently his outfit dicl| DETROIT, Feb. n.—Charles E not participate in the Luzon mouse. Bacr comes to Detroit as head fool- irnp,. one of Ihe few they ' missed. oscfoi/A.v have ball coach from Illinois, where hc vnt ,nrii assistant. NEWS -V'vMasteV- Sergcjiijl. .Dale BBj-ron, :of ^fol^fii-njcl-jV'sVnr/.^i^Uci-'^iViid '' ..';'pi'ofcssioriai::-t;Bscbali '' Tn the senior boys game, Allen hit the basket for a total of 26 points to grab lop scoring honors, •but he was closely pressed by his teammale, Bennett who accounled for 22. Hill of Gosnell registered 12. Next games for the Luxorans will be played Monday night at Luxora gym with Wilson teams as opponents, it was announced today by Coach Olis Wilson of Luxora. Line up of the senior boys game: Gosncll, 23 Hill 12 Hudson W. Harris 3 C. Harris 1 J. Frank urn ftria"''Au'stfaiia "and dropped by tile Wises to bring news of their giant son . . . Sergeant Major Barren, who was in Australia back when Joe Apnlcbaum also was there, reported that "Tear's" outfit was one of the finest in that whole theater and was doing a mnMcrlul job . . . Dale's quartermaster corps outfitted them and quite likely may liavc seen Lloyd without knowing him, since he did not know that Lloyd Wise and "Toar" Wise were orte and the some . . . Hc admitted that his wife, the former Miss Maxine Smilli of Blythevillc. had written that Lloyd Wise was nearby and he on the lookout for him . Not once did hc associate the Luxora, 65 Allen 26 Bennett 22 Brown 6 Baker 3 Skeen 2 P F C G G Substitutes: Lxixora, Staiificld 4 Permcnter 2. Walker. Gosncll: Lucus 4, Ingram, Dorris. Caruthersville, Wardell Teams Win'Cage Meet CARUTHERSVl'LLE, Mo., Ftb. 17 —The Caruthcrsvillc boys and two names If he had there is every possibility that the two would have met . . . Dale described the Roing on Lcytc and Mcn- dora as very "hot" ... At one time it was so red hot that an American convoy was oblincd to turn back . . . But it wasn't long before Wardell girls were champion basketball learns of Pemiscot count} today following the annual tourna- mcnl, finals of which were slagcd here last night. With the score tied, tltc Canilh- crsvillc boys won over Holland, 26-24, after having gone two overtime periods. Wardell girls won over Hayti. 2016 in another hard fought game. WRESTLING Region Hut, Monday, Feb. 19th, 8:15 p. m. I ;!,;Xovrest Admission of any Wrestling Arena to America. W."lfc. M Chur ". C '2 < tV 5Ct RtxmA s »^ IZ «. T « So-Total, 15c. Chlldien's Stats 12c, T« 3o, ToW, 15c, Ke8en> «i Seats On Sale at the Legion Arena Erery aionday from 6 p, m. on TAG MATCH Allen & Bennett vs. Wisbar & Byrd 2 30-Mmufe Preliminaries Roy^AHcn Gus Wisbar floydByrd George" Bennett ... ...... ,,...-,., ; Baer,' 3S, ' formerly coa'clicd aVthc football spawning. gi-Quikls- that aie Schools of Gary.- . ' .-'' \Viillacc .High ' ''" Among' Bacr-co'a'clvcd prep' players -who • woiv collegiate-fame -are Frank Biuunan, Henry Strain and Joe Mihal of Purdue; Julius Ryk- ovich and Rudy Krall of Noire Dame; L. A. Bingaman, Elmer En» glr. and Bill Krall of Illinois; Al Rodney nnri Pcle 'Mandlch of Tulane; Julius Kern of Kansas and Iowa Pre-Flight: Max Morris ot Northwestern and Joe Black of Indiana. At Stake Here Tonight Paired' With Bennett j For Tag Match With Wisbar and Byrd Floy Allen, the human kangaroo, returns to local wrestling scenes Monday night us one of the principals on Promoter Mike Mcroncy's all-star ring card. The unllialchcd giant, who is affectionately known as "Egghead," has been booked for an appearance for this ovUslanding program as partner for the Inimitable George (The Biter) Bcnuelt, prominent mcanic. Two other ace matmen will test the skill and mat generalship of Ilils (Mir. They are wily Gus Wis- bar, the blond German, and Floyd Byrd, one of the cagicH granpjers ever lo lace on an .ilhletic siiae. These fast, elusive stars are down for a (ag match and the usual pair of preliminaries. The main event tag affair has a time lima 0 [ flll hour and a hnlf. Tor the curtain raisers the pro- moler Is throwing Wisbar against Bennett and Allen in the same ring with Byrd, They arc booked for 30 minute.*; or less in each go each winner scoring a single fall! Allen Has Class Pans who have seen the brilliant Allen in action rate hitn 'one of the most versatile and active wrestlers ever, to appear here. Possessor of perhaps the finest pair of legs, Allen Is a constant threat whether on his feet or ori the mat. He always Is in a position to Icl go with his feet. And he packs plenty of power with Ihose feel. His uncanny aim has astounded local cnthusiasls, not to mention the fallen foes who fell victims to the kicks. Since returning to the legion arena several month*; ago Allen lias compiled :i remarkable winning record. Included in his long string of victories is the clever Scrgt Oliris Bclkas. " who snapped streak, though he fell before the Blythevillc Air Field wrestling instructor in a later match. Dennett Is Tough Allen's ieammale,' Bennett, belongs in the class of extra tough tonghles, n rating given only lo n select, few Bennett has a style all his oivn and it has proven quite popular wilh the Blylhcville mat faithfuls. It features Ihe generous use of Die choppers, otherwise known as teclh, and earned for him the monicker, "Tlie Biter". When caught in n tight spot George usually gets out simply by cutting (town on his opponent. And usually no time at all is lost in the process of letting go. But he is ii capable, aggressive wrestler anil gives out with a good performance. His recent match with Byrd wrfs a toughie classic that kept the customers in a stage of near collapse. For First Time .For Wisbar and• Byrd, this match win •rrinrk {heir : flrst/..ihijc".fo vivork together (is a team."'.- And .jmiging f'ron; past performances theyshould do all right. For color, class arid cleverness there are few who can excel either. Yet they arc as diff Terehrin style as- the Easier hatfj. Wisbar is the smooth, easy going, skilled workman. He makes everything look easy wilh his vast bag of ring tricks One of his pet stunts Is the head butt, which he borrowed from the one and only "Hard Head Parclli," claimant to tlie hardest head in the world. Byrd does not have (hc ring finesse of Wisbar but gels the job I done Just ihe same. A veteran performer Floyd Is not as fast as Wis- bar, and perhaps not as clever, hut hi- is rough and double tough and | should make an ideal partner for the wizardry Dutchman against HcmiDlt and Allen. His long suit is wage a defensive game, walling for his foe to make a mistake then capitalize on it. it was this system ; that brought him viclory over Bennett several weeks ago. i Tlie show gets under way promptly at 8:15. H was "Egghead" Bclkas' ten-match LABORE URGENTLY NEEDED AT ONCE! GOOD PAY Free Transportation To Job GOOD FOOD AND LODGING ONLY $1.00 PER DAY U. S, Navy ROCKET PLANT AT Camden, Ark. APPLY AT YOUR NEAREST UNITED STATES EMPLOYMENT OF.FICE All Hiring in Accordance Win, \V,MC Kcgulalions Three Players Questioned In Cage Scandal NEW YORK. Feb. 19. (UP) — Three basketball players from lirooklyu College h:ivc been questioned in .ihe office of William O'Dwyer, Kings County (Brooklyn) district attorney, as a preliminary to the open .hearing which will begin Monday into charges of Irregularities in connection with athletic contests. Assistant District Attorney Charles Cohen says: "In following out this investigation, we are questioning members of the basketball teams of the various colleges in Brooklyn. That includes players from Brooklyn College, Long Island University St. John's College and s(..' Francis College. w c arc hiking down statements ami checking live statements.' New Conference Head To Receive Pay Boost CHICAGO, Feb. 17. (UP)--The stage Is finally set f or selection of a new Western Conference ath- IEUC commissioner, who will receive a $5.000 salary increase and enjoy greater Authority than his predecessor. Ihe late Major John Griffilh. Conference athletic directors meeting for the third official time on Hie commlssionership problem sny that the selectio of Griffith's successor lias been postponed until March 8. At lhat Lime, the directors will meet in conjunction with the conference indoor track meet at the University of Chicago. Comic Wedding Program To Be Repeated Here A repeat performance of the "Womaiilcss Wedding" held last night al Sudbury School, has been scheduled for Tuesday night, 8 o'clock, at tlie high school auditorium, it was announced today by Mrs. L. E. Bilker president of the Parent-Teacher Association of the sponsoring school. Two performances last night at Ihe .school failed to take care of Ihe overflowing crowd and many ivere turned away disappointed, resulting in the decision to put on another show. A "wedding supj»r with all the trimmings" was served in the lunch room of the school after the first show. 1'nt on for the benefit of the Sndbury Parent, Teacher Association, (ho cast of characters included B. P. Kiger as the bride and Lvitc Danghcrty as bridegroom. hiilory ,of Rotary InternationM, which celebrates its -10th anniversary on Feb. 22, and of Hie local club, celebrating Its 23rd birthday on the same day. C. S. Lemons Reviews [History Of Club Work C. S. Lemons was principal speaker at Ihe Thursday luncheon meeting of Rotary Club members fit Hotel Noble, recounting briefly the Prosecuting Attorney Speaks To Men's Club The annual coon supper held by members of the Men's Club of First Presbyterian Church was given last night in the recreation room of the CHICKASAW • West Main Near 21st St. fiat, starts 12:45; Sun. starts I:-»5 Night shows 5:45 Except Moriday, opens 6:45 Continuous shows Sat. and Sun. Last Time Today Double Feature ^ ..•„.• .• - - .. • ' Kichard ; i)ix. : & ;K6nl Taylor and "MELODY LANE" wilh Baby Sanely & Leon Errol Serial: "The Balman" Also Cartoon Sunday and Monday "IN OLD CHICAGO" with Alice I-'ayc & Tyrone Power Universal News Comedy New Theater Manila's Finest OPEN 7 KACII EVENI.N'd MATINKES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT 1 O'CLOCK Buy War Bonds (In Our Lobby Anytime) And Keep Them! Saturday "STAGE COACH TO MONTEREY" with Allen Lane * I'cggy Stewart Serial & Short Saturday OWL SHOW "MY GAL LIKES MUSIC" with Bol) Crosby & Grace McDonald Selected Shorts Sunday and Monday 'AMERICAN ROMAKCE' with Brian Uonlcv? ' Fox News & Short church, with approximately 45 members and their friend's attending. Members of Circle FVmr of the Woman's Auxiliary, served Ihe supper, with tlie "coon" prepared by Doyle Turner, president of the club. J. C. Hale of Marion, newly installed as prosecuting attorney, was Bucst speaker, urging that the men Pay more attention to their civic duties, both national and local, by not evading jury^ duty and by not disregarding their voiliif; privileges. Dart, ball was played following supper. Mr. Lemons read the names of j all past presidents of Ihe local club, together with namc.s of the club's charter members. A letter was read from the Rotary Club of Brighton, EiiBland, expressing the hope thai contacts established now between members of that club and military personnel of tlie United States, might after the war develop into lasting friendship beween representatives of both countries. Guests at the meeting were Morris Brett of New Orleans. Dean Wliilcsldc of Osccola, Thomas D. Wilkins of Luxora, and Jack Marsh, junior Kotarjan for the month. At The Hospitals Blyllicvillc Hospital Admitted: Ann Crawford, Steele, Mo. Amos Allen, Calumet. James liourland, Manila. Dismissed: Fred Faughl Jr., city. Ann Ncal, Stecle, Mo. Marcia Lou McGrejjor, city. Walls Hospital Admitted: Miss Olcta Larkin, city. Mrs. Emma B. Moore, Osceola, Dismissed: Mrs. Wesley Mayo, Uarulhcrs- villc, Mo. Bobby Turner, city. Margaret Johnson] Holland, Mo. Mrs. J. A. Me Bride, city. Ruby Smith, Steele, Mo. Mrs. c. A. Gentry, city. Mr.s. s. M. Plccman, Manila. Memphis ISaptisl Hospital Admitted: W. n. McMutlin, city. Memphis .Methodist Hospital I Admitted: WE FILL ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU »:ONE* STEWART'S Drug Store Main & Lake Phone 2822 Expels carbon. Improves ignition. Gives more power .by eliminating friction in upper cylinder walls and rings. "Up lo 25 P.ercent Extra Miles in Every Gallon" F. B. JOYNER Curncr Second & Ash Sis. SERVICE STATION Phone 26U Now Open In OSCEOLA! (Just North of Courthouse On Old WILSON TIRE SHOP Guaranteed RECAPPING & VULCANIZING. of Passenger Car, Truck and Traclor Tires. GRADE THREE TIRES. 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SATURDAYS & BIJNJJAIS Boi Of flee Openi 1 Show Start* 1:15 Saturday "TRIGGER LAW" with llob Stecle and Hoot Gibson •Illi Chapter of "White Eagle" COMKUY Saturday OWL SHOW "LET'S GET TOUGH" wilh The East Side Kids COMEDY Sunday & Monday "TALL IN THE SADDLE" 1 with John'Wayne and Ella Kainei ] HKO NEWS AND COMEDY; THEATREMORA •PS.lDe OF THE COMMUNITY" Open 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 Last Time Today 'Sundown Valley' willi Charles Slarrclt & the Tenncssce| Ramblers NEW SERIAL: "Tlic Phantom" Short Saturday Midnight Show Starts 10:45 'Jungle Woman' with' l' Ankers, J. Carroll Naish and Acijuanclta Selected Shorts Sunday and Monday THE MOST *bL j TREMENDOUS] DRAMA OKDUR TIME! SAMUEl GOLDWYN'S **' THE ^«« OIUIIMAH r t, UUUN HSUMAH ""-"rlfWlSMWSTONl J Paramount News " 'Short

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