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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 5, 1941
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY - - ~ — —— ___ ivnu!\i.vM.m i, J'UKKUAKY 5 19-11 CHc^sJ\S^eacAv^(7/e^6"^^7ay^eiserYoi2^^ ^ti^^M . ^B AM^ ^MI& ..- L. I *"V~"'" * ' ' ' ' ' ''• "• '•-*• '--'•— .—...—..--«.....,_—,.—. — , . _ ^^^^^^ Coppedge Hits 21 -Fouls Hurt Losers- The Sports Spotlight Ky LAVMONJ) C'ltUMJ <.!' me Connor News Staff With Bo Coppedge still hitting: rebound shots in every period to chalk up a 21• point total for the night, .Joe Dildy's Blytheville Chicks defeated LeachviJle on the losers* court last night, 36 to 27. for their fourth straight basketball victory. The junior high squad of Leachville trimmed Blytheville's Papooses. 25 to 21. in a preliminary. Tonight the Clucks will he on the BJythevillc eowrt seeking to run up another triumph over Reiser. A preliminary same will be played at 7:30 tztxveen two of the best girls' basketball teams in the state, the state champion Keiscr cagerettes and the sextet rtp- re-sentfng: Gosnell hijch school. The juniors will be idle tonight. Big Bo CoppedRe sent his scor- . Jng total to 123 "points for the gc£nine games played this season, ^^Jncltiding totals. of 23. 21 and 21 ||gn. T the last three starts. 8fftP efensive work b . v the locals A preliminary attraction toi (ho- Klyilievillfi Chicks' l)»s-! kelball Kame with Reiser 1 Glovers Try Hard Louis Coins Money Spotlight Notes CHICAGO, Feb. 5. < UP)— Sources close to Notre Dame athletics indicated today the three lop candidates for Elmer Luycien's vacated coaching job are Lawrence T. (Buck) Shaw of Santa Clara, j IvUurice •Cliunu-i Smith of Villanova and Pordham'.s Jimmy Crowley. With Layden himself sitting in, Notre Dame's faculty board meets Friday to consider an almost endless list of men who had their first Notfs about sports: Golden Gloves boxing events, al- high school boys tonight willj W ». VJ > furnish more excitement than he a scrap Ijftlweon !<c>iscr's! lhc AVGn W J te } 'i fans bargain for. stat« championship nm mini pi";* I™, lhaL .^ GoW<: " , Glover ,,r.,|'. 4 f . , /i f, 'Who knows a rl^ht cross Irom a. fills team and the Oosnell, haymaker is a rarity, but at that, Kt-xiet, j.tai-iliig nl 7:30 o'clock all the lutls throw a lot of leather <lur- the hUjh school gymnasium. •• iny Uldr briof bouts-whlch can Reiser has a brilliant sextet thisfpo no longer than three one- reason, but Gosnell player* awl) minute rounds, '.iias insist thiil the 1941 OosnelJ o.isure&iilon can defeat Keisur on ihv hmdwoods—ho tonight their nrgumem will be .settled—at least tmiil the .state championship tournament begins in March. There is not one modern champion, or challenger, either, who wasn't at one time or another Gloves tournament competitor. Lhfi same ::.s the boys who will liyht hero Thursday -and Fri- UfTEST EFFORT By Press <HaJT Correspondent Keiser's girls have lost only one ^ n'S S ^ n o th i« ..nvn^. »i,{.. tu_. ,- i - % "ib'ix-v iuan\ 01 tnt o! 18 games this ,, coming- last week to Catholic the Leachville five subdued in •thf last half, after the half-time jwcal margin was only the slight ""'-•'•••of two points—20 to 18. .^••*v-""- 5e callin &' by Referee Ebb g^Pickens resulted in a total of 33 during the senior encounter "arid the losers were crippled by loss of four players vin the foul route in the final half. Make 10. Miss •>! The Chicks made good on 10 free toss attempts for the winning ma^gm, although the game could easily have been lost on free throws. . Coppedge made four out of 11 charity shots, and the entire Blytheville squad missed 21 of 31 free throws. Monk Mosley. who with Sonny Lloyd didn't sccre a field goal, scored four points on free shots while Sonny got three. Hays Spradley. the new starting forward who scores many points, had three field goals for six points. Scott Stars for Losers H. A. Scott, elongated center who fouled out attempting to halt the brilliant work of Coppedge, led the losers' in scoring with -eight, points and Capt. Buie Ray.' guard, 'accounted for six tallies. The junior high contest found Blythevilie on the short end of a implant fcww, .schoom,, under 1^^^^!^ wards being Kvn Woodard. Kuth- the late Knute Kockne. Their recommenda lions will passed on to Notre Dame's president. the Rev. j. Hugh O'Donnell. who announced he will pick his man by March 1, in lime to complete plans for spring practice. Officially, there was no hint of who would replace Layden. At least 25 names bobbed up, however, in the first, 2-1 hours after he resigned to become czar of the National Football League under a five year contract calling for a total salary of $100,000. The Starters IHy. Boys Moyi«, f (c) Spradh-y. f Ccppedgc. c Keiscr Hoys 1'os. F K c; G C Kcfcrce: Marshall iUackard. Thompson Johnson Kclx-rtsoii Amos Alonao Stagg .says little has oeen added to football in the past decade, yet 1940 brought w>rov-ii throe incidents which were new lo i seek""-!"victory him after 50 years in the game. !' Fo ' thp fl ' Stagg, carry in - - me IJKS on at little College of the Pacific, asserts that Tern Harmon's 'play against California 'was the finest individual performance lie can recall. The Grand Old Man missed a had a game can- leen Montgomery and Trnma Lee Watson, and guards Meva Woodard. Betty Gail McKay and Wihna Mae Montgomery. The Keiser girls, who lost tlie state championship finals game to Chidster last year by one point after two overtimes, will play al- Fulton, Miss., Friday and Saturday nights against the Mississippi champions. Immediately following the cirls' cmi.-?!— -first girls' game to be plo\e.d on a local court this season oach Joe Dlkly's Chicks will over Keiser. first time this season. the junior hiyh squad will not celed because of rain. * *• ** Em-jrson Nelson will introduce a new 01 at Yale next fall. The Elis will attack from n single wing, unbalanced line forma Lion stressing- .spinners. vSpikf Nulsim is among th« many couches whose cyi's were Vernon Houchin and Be-1 rhlf'1 b> « lhr MUH f% or . u "; chnrco «,v,;in *u~ ...: ..._..! Chicago Hears and Staaiortl with the itnttQualed T, .so thi_ k Blue iviH strike from a mt>di- fied version ot it m 14 to 9 count at the half and behind. 19 to 17, going into the final session. But the local aggregation could account, for only four points on a field goal by Doss and fret _ sharse while the wnners were making six points, and the locals i lost another close decision. participate in an evening's play where the senior quintet performs. Friday night both local squads will sl.ay at home to oppose Bru^y, City. Mo., fives at the gymnasium here. Keiser has won seven of 12 games pin.ved; while the locals have laken five of nine contosl.s— -including victories in the last four garnzs. ~ Keiser will be handicapped by loss of Charles Wyigel. star center, who uill be left iii home because of ill- The Lineups Lineup.- nn'l Mimu Ely Srs (36) ; Player fp f t pfj Lloyd, f Smith, f Spradlpy. f Dozfrr. f Copp,--|l20. L'ville J'lnyor o :s inort.-h f Maj. Biff Jones, will" devote ' scevre - oae and tl Ls P° s - sibl e there iiderable time 10 handlinu line- may be sevcra1 -" ^ ™M- Vtson, f t l jic t \ f Hoss. 000 302 i. O..3p«rw t j. f 0 0 tij ^i-oii. ,> 00 OJ •• :t!,-,,), ,. 0 .. 2} ••-,.•. ,; ( , 0 0 OiOu)y,»nn. 0 0 0| "'iL'iti 00]; 1 0 4 1 0 0 •2 1 -i •I ft -J 0 0 O 1 -i n 004 000 S^te?^ 1 TfitaK ^r>'-'":--? : J"-i-,', j^lw TV in in n •Trs (21) j fir ft L'vjllc f PisfhfJ. r 1 I 'J Thpsn. y (rj 0 04 T)os«. s 1 0 R««M.. e i n 2 0 np.->rr,-},. ( 0 l 21' o («.)n 4 2 1 I :{!' : '>'"l>xin. r 000 Ebb Star of Rockies Continues Graduate Study GOLDEN, Colo.. Feb. 5. (UP) — Llcyd Madden—like his brilliant Phi B Q t.a Kanua oredecessor. Whiz- zer White—doesn't let football i n - ierfer^ with his studies. Madden best football player in the Rocky Mountain conference since White was graduated from the University of Colorado in 1938. Ls continuing his graduate studies at Colorado School or Mir PS I Nelson. \vho played at Iowa and coached there muter Hurt lugwer- . son and at Louisiana Slate u.s aid to I considerable c n pf I men in Pei'son. 2 o a'. That's the mark of a good drillmaster. Foot-San.'; ganies are won in the line. * * * Racimj is unlikdy in Now Jersey this year. As Herbert Bayard Swope points out, they haven't tum> and don't seem able to gei up the money. There is some agitation, by the way, to oust Swope from his" nonpaying job a.s chairman of the New- York racing commission. Swope apparently runs the business too cleanly for certain politicians, which Ls the principal reason why he undoubtedly will be returned to the post for' which he is so unusually talented. For having been u great leliow and pitcher for the White So., :ci rress. Coach today. G. H. Garret!, said Quake Year Forecast PHILADELPHIA (UP)—The Pacific Coast will have an earthquake year in 1.9-11, with tremor:; of "major intensity, the Rev. Bernard Hub- tai-ri. S.J.. predicted in an address here. "The 1041 quake may be a first time inside a ring. So if you pay your 20 cents lo sti»' th<» bargain shows—elicor for the l)oy*. Th« day may come whfii a chitmpioii is announced t'io:« Arkansas or southeast Missouri — Golden CJlows class of CHAMPION JOE LOUIS HEARS the $2,000,000-mark in earnings from professional boxing and his 14th heavyweight crown defense Feb. 17 against Philadelphia Gus Dorazio in the Quaker City, and fight fails arc expected to plank down $60,000 good American dollars lor the scheduled 15-rounder that will go on farther than the usual ' "Fight-A-Month Club" meeting. It's gccd business—for Louis. NEARLY SPOTLIGHT NEWS: Can't someone do something about the unpleasant week-end weather so we can (i) Go fishing with Mike Meroney and Olin Cash, or (2) play golf, or (3) keep our feet dry?? ... All suggestions will be appreciated . . . Bill Pollard wants to attend ihe Master's golf tourney at Augusta. Gu.. this spring . . . President J. W. iBill) Pal- bright invites one and .all to attend Arkansas U. cage games and see "the best team in the country i Arkansas) play ... Tlu> district basketball tournament for seniors and juniors may cciiiti to-Blytheville . '. .at any rate, HlythevHlc \viH outer a. 'bid. :md Couch Dilrty has lieeii promised support by ul" least one Jarg-e county school . . . Many thanks to Coach Leslie Speck, and his Osceola Independents. for coming- over last week to pnrtk'ipate in the benefit basket- tilt. . . . The few fans pres- NEW YOHK, Feb. 5.~Eviclence o: dlstinci opposition to Baseball Commissioner Kentrsaw M. Lamas' ):.•<•;! ruling, al'K«am» innjor- njinor league n-latioiu involving ijj*.- option of play<:r.s, io.'vt- on all .side.s toiiay. Under the new restriction, an G.iiml -secret" until UK: National i.Ki^ur- 1941 .schedule meeting be- viin ye.'aerduy, any player subject to baseball's draft who is purchased by ;» major league club from a minor league outfit cannot be optioned back! to the minor.-; unless waivers are obtained from all the x.Dior big league clubs. l.undis Seeks Chang-e Formerly the major league .sy.s- !rm, which Landis apparently seeks iu .abolish in the interests of young players, was to purchase a rookie Irom the minors, inspect his phiyiny. potentialities and if it was believed Uu- newcomer needed more .M-usonuife. return him to the mi- i.ors on option a.s many a.s three times. President Sam Brezioon of the St. LouLs Caj-diniils believed that ilie new rule would discourse heavy major league investments in expensive minor league material, because few big- league clubs could afford to gamble $25.000 or so on a likely-looking player and, if it was necessary to send him back to the minors, chance losing the rookie to another big league club for ihe $7,500 waiver price? Yanks Would Suffer? Phil Rimito and Gerald Prickly ol" the New York Yankees are a perfect example. Eligible for the draft, they were bought by the Yankees from their Kansas City club. Their worth in the open market was estimated at $110.000 LO $150.000. If the Yankees decided ihey were not ready for the majors and could not find places for them oa tneir loster, they could not farm the two players out without first obtaining- waivers. The rush to pick up either rookie for $7,500 would defy description. Aside from the uproar occasion- ! ed by the new ruling, the 154-game -schedule wns ratified and the Nacional League will open its season Tuesday. April. 15. when "SU Louis -4nvades Cincinnati, ISTew York's Giants play at Brooklyn. Pittsburgh opens at Chicago and Boston goes to Philadelphia. The all-star game Ls scheduled for Detroit July 8 with a one-day recess before and after the classic. The league informed the war Star Hurler Is To Federals LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UP)—Joe James, the hottest pitcher McNeil Island Federal prison ever had, is going- back to join the baseball team under a new, Jong term contract. In fact, he will be back on McNeil Island in time to join the Federals in spring practice. He was hi county jail today, waiting to be returned. Federal Judge J. F. T. O'Connor sentenced James to .seven years, alter he pleaded guilty to robbing a postoffice sub-station. Besides lhat. lie must complete two years of a prior sentence i'or violating his pai-ole. When lie was paroled last year, he came to Southern California, looking lor a job in 'honest" baseball. But that was midway in the season, and nobody was interested So he robbed the Firestone branch of the Los Angeles post office. The loot was blank money orders and rubber stamps. James toured the country writing his own money orders. Judge O'Connor told him he had made too many errors, and had to go back to the Federals. Shawnee Revenges Only Defeat By 30-22 Win JOINER, Ark., Feb. 5.—.Shawnee high school's Indians, who lost their first game" in 19 starts last week to Marion, sained revenge here last night with a 30 To 22 basketball victory. Shawnee girls, with Perry netting 13 points, defeated the Marion girls '2G to 9. E. J. Hosey scored 10 points to pace the winning boys' squad, coached by Supt. Johnny Burnett'. CANT CARRY FENCES NEW YORK.— Johnny Neun, Newark manager, made Tommy Holmes hit straightaway . . . . tcmindecl the new Yankee outfielder that he couldn't carry fences around with him. For Glovers Tournament Thursday Golden Gloves cntrk-s close at midnight tonight, the 40-odd <-n- iranLs will weigh in at the Legion Hut, at 2 p.m. tomorrow -md tomorrow night promptly at 7:30 o'clock the 1944 C old«?n Gloves eliminations for Arkansas ami southeast Missouri will start in the Hut ring 'Most Courageous Athlete of 1940" SANTA ANITA PAYS ARCADIA. Calif.—In six years, His uniform is his badge o* courage and the Philadelphia Sporting writers named him at their annual dinner as 1940's "most courageous athlete." He's Jean PauJ Desloges, of Ottawa, football and hockey star, who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at war's start and was wounded fighting overseas in the Battle of England. The angle at which the moon Ihe Santa Anita race track has appears to be tipped has nothing paid S9.887.770 in taxes. to do with the weather. Referees will be Don Burton and Aaron Byrd. local professional boxers, who will alternate durin- matches. 'Preliminary bouts will t>c- run off Thursday night, with other inuti-ht'.s to be held Friday afternoon, jf necessary, and finals to bt schcauiftd Friday ihgH. nir«ior Joe (Inii K announced today. Price?; for admission 10 all bouts on each ni"ht will be 20 ceni.s, with n 15-oent charge for reserved seats prevailing, Craig said. Two New .Entries Two new entri?s" were received '"flay, th^sc of Jim Wisdom, 12« pound Blytheville youth, in th<> featherweight division, and James Mullens. 147, Cooler, Mo., entered in . the welterweight class. All entrants for the Gloves must repori to the Legion Hut at 2 p.m. tomorrow to be weighed in lvfor fi ' allowed to fight, Entries will be taken from any boy in Arkansas a n d southeast .Missouri \vho iMiters before midnight tonight and «'nvs t» the Hut at 2 o'clock Thursday. Address your entry to the sports department. Courier News, or to Director Jo? Cra'iff. Blytheville. giving your weight and ring experience. Expenses Paid Transportation is the only item of expense to fighters in the tour-' nament. Food and lodging will be prrvidrd by Craig. Winners here will be sent iyy Craig to the Mid-South Gloves tournament in Memphis later this month. Prom Memphis, winners will go to the National A. A. u.- vcrnsored Gloves championships in Chicago. Glovers, be at the Legion :iu» at 2 p.m. Thursday. Fans, be there at 7:30 for at least 15 bouts of three one-minute rounds each. The War Department recently signed an order for an additional 540 Curtiss P-40. pursuit planes ent saw a pretty good game de- de P artmeut that ite clubs would be spite the fact that most of the ready lo play exhib ition games this local boys hadn't played all I yea - r wlth milifc ^T camp teams veur i adjacent to home cities. 11 -. '••* (25) ft: ft pi 2 0 n 1 1 2 n n 2 i i i 0 ft 0 — 1 ^ !> 7 JO Domestic operators during July carried 275.847 revenue passengers and flew 10.142.230 miles. A LARGER ENTRY THAN ANY other in history will greet the date for running of the annual iiekl trials sponsored' by the Northeast Arkansas Field Trial association . . . it will be held in Jonesboro Feb. 9 . ./; a judge will be Jess Horner of"Blytheville . DANCE EVERY SAT. NIGHT Blue Room HOTEL NOBLE . 13 years, Ted Lyons gets nis pi:;ure on th roster. on the glossy front page oi the Lyons tails himself the best Sunday pitcher on the dub. Ted might say that, at 40, he is still one of the slickest in the sport. "Every lime I hear the church bells ring, I know it's time to go to work," beams the old Baylor boy. '. "T*^ fV .£./> • TRUCK USERS.. WANT TO SAVE MONEY? Trade for New Gas Saving, Oil Saving, Money Saving Trucks Cooler Wins Two COOTER. Mo.. Feb. 5. — The Cooler Wildcats won a doubleheader over Armorel Ark., tennis on the local court Monday night both being one R id e d games 1 throughout. The Cooler girls' were ' victorious by ii score of 31 to 14 > and the Cooter boys won by a score of 40 to 14. The girls plaved their second team the last three ; quarters, and the boys played sev- ! era) members of the second team throughout. THREATENS NEW YORK.-^-Si Lobello threatens fh.o Tone tslarid Univ?rsjhr scoria? record of 1008 points held by Julie Renders. Forward Lobel- to 1 * f^tal, ,with r !0 games to play, Is.. 918. Read Courier Hfcws want Ada. 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Just to make sure that's clear, we give you a written guarantee that the price you pay contains no "pack" or hidden charge. And we give you an itemized bill which tells you —down to the last penny —what each, charge covers. In other words, we refuse to stoop to that doubtful practice known as "price packing." The dealer who operates along those lines simply "ups" the delivered price on a new car so that he'll have that much extra to offer you on your present car. 1 hat extra amount is nothing more than a "bait" to make you think you're getting a better deal than you actually are. Wouldn't you rather do business on an honest, aboveboard basis? We think you would. That's why we tell you in black and white that our prices aren't "packed." We think you'll like those high- stepping, Fireball-powered '41 Buicks, too — because they're jam-packed with value! LANGSTON-WROTEN CO. Phone 1004-5 Walnut and Broadway . BiythevlUe GUARANTEE: NO "PACK" IN OUR PRICES!

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