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PAGE SIX I T' n\ ~j-/n/, (ARK,} COURIER 'r_Tourney~Shawee To WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 1941 Go To Jonesboro First Game On Friday Mississippi county will be represented in staU? b.ih-'kei- ball tournaments on three battle-iYonts this week-end, with the Blytheville Chicks participating in the Class A'boys' tourney at Jonosboro, Shawnoe boys in the Class H nii>ct at Marion and Keiser girls in the'«!ai<> A. A. U. meet a I. Little Rock. There are five favorites for the state Class A crown currently held by Jonesboro's Hurricane, host team that has taken the iop state honors in three of the pa?t four years— Jonesboro, Bee-be, North Little Rook. Oxford and Alma. j The men of Coach Joe Dildy. representing Blytheville for what local followers say is the first Bly- ,1. theville quintet, to play in <> state meet, are not inducted on the favored roster, but training for the tourney has been spirited and ii looks as if the Chicks, will be ready to go down nobly if they must lose. Blytheville is up against Hermit- ST. PETERSBURG. .March 12. <UP»-~InUM'-cliib practice, drifts occupy ;.)u.- New York Yankees LO- The Yankees defeated the Louisville Colonels ol Hid Ameru-HM ijn, 3-1 in an exhibition yt;sierdtiy. Lefty Gonx-/. age at 8 a. m. Friday, after the rookie Al Gcuel and Sieve Sandra meet gets under way Thursday pitched for the major lea-iiers, lliffhf. Should f.hp- Chi^lrc uHn T!IPV /^ .,n«,,,<.,.. .< \.,. night. Should the Chicks win. they probably would play North Little Rock, a-favorite, then Beebe, then meet Jonesboro or Oxford or Alma in the finals—a far-fetched dream that isn't, likely to come true. The Chicks will drive to Jonesboro Thursday. Dossier A Starter But Coach Dildy -will send his fittest five into action, with Sonny Lloyd and Hugh Dozier at forwards an-1 Hviys Spradley ready to do minute-man duty; Bo Copperige at center with a scoring record of more than 260 points in 20 contests; and guards Monk Mosley, who'll captain the outfit, and Hershel Besharse, Blytheville, Mississippi County Class A champ, defeated in the district tourney by Jonesboro, 52 to 49. was invited and accepted an offer to play in the tourney with Harrison, Cave City and Forrest City, other high-rated teams not district winners. Sluiwnee Also Accepts Shawnee high school of Joiner, with one of the best playing records of 1941 in state competition, was invited to the Class B tourney at Marion with three other .squads not district winners. Shawnee was Class B. county champion. . The Joiner five will meet St. Paul in the opening game, at a time not yet decided but. to be either Thursday night or Friday morning. Kelser The Favorite Keiser's cagerettes, unbeaten in Arkansas competition and winner of 28 contests this season, open play at Little Rock in- the 2G-team state A.A.TJ. girls' tournament at n p. m. Thursday night against Opal. Chidester's sextet won the 1940 tournament with a one-point decision over Keiser in the after two overtime periods. each allowing three hits. The Yankees collected only six hits, all .singles, with Joe Gordon getting two. Giants Oppose Sens ORLANDO. Fla.. March 12. (UP) —Hal Schumacher, Bob Carpenter and Bill Lolmnan will pitch for the New York Gianu today a«ainsi oid Hudson. Ken Chase and Arnold Anderson of the Washing on Senators. Paced by Babe Young's two homers, the Gianus ripped the Senators, il-G for their first victory of the grapefruit league season 'yesterday. The Giants bunged out 14 hits including a homer by Lou Chiozza while the Senators "were making nine. Cecil Travis homered for Washington. Cards Bump Red Sox ST. PETERSBURG, Flu., March 12. <UPi— Manager -Billy' Southworth o£ the St. Louis Cardinals College Cagers Ptay In Garden Next: Tuesday NEW YORK, March 12. (UP>The "Irish" sweepstakes—a reformed .sportswriter'A profitable presentation of college basketball — will pay oft the bi'ige.s; dividends in ius eight-yenr history when the NtitionnJ intercollegiate tournament opens at Madison .Square Garden ne.v;. Tuesday. All attendance and gate records I'or the .sport were broken durinj? Hi" regular season which <-,lo>,od in ! Mndi.son Square Carden Monday < night. Promoter Ned Irish .said today, and if current public interest Is any criterion, figure.--: will continue to topple in the tournament proper. H was back in iim that Irish, zi .soil-spoken «em with out-spoken ideas, put hi.s "Sweepstakes" into operation by bringing the country'.s .outs: and ln<; college basketball teams into the Garden. Toial attendance for thai year, which had ei'^lu niuhis of competition, was 100,000. The total attendance for 1940-41 reached a new peak with 247.023 fans packing the Garden in 17 nights. This was 34,351 more than last season's record, achieved in 15 nights. The average turn-out also increased from last season's i 24,178 to a new hiyh of 14,531. A new individual crowd record was set on opening night Dec. 14 when 18,325 fans witnessed the doubleheader between Lone Island University and Oregon, and City Colleye and Oklahoma A. and M. Irish posted no gate figures but said: "Naturally the gates kept pace with the. attendance and therefore also established new records. "And all those people saw the best brand of basketball obtainable in Die country. Naturally the intersectional angle helps and for Spring Is Here Texas Mentor Prams Army Ca Program Bowlers Flock To ABC Tournament BY nox SANOEKS NEA Service Start' Correspondent The American Bowling Congress tournament draws them all FORT WORTH, Tex.., March 12 (UP).-Rain drops splattered on the gentleman's bald head and his 0n his backswhig. " , . _. H was Dana X. Bible. Texas I m St " Paul s miultd PaI auditorium tomorrow. University's $15,1300 football' coach. I Mayor Edward J. Jeffries of De- of s whlch WiU compete ij > "* «•*• annual tounwv starting limbering tip for a muddy round at Colonial Club, scene of next •June's National Open.' "Some people say that I'm gel- trait, who rolled out the first ball in the 1940 meet, will compete in the singles. Bernie Bierman, head football 1 ' Today's Sport Parade By HENKY McLEMORE Uuitoci Press Staff CorrespoudcnL DAYTONA BEACH. Pla.. March Lhat iMfss Paul doesn't list the powers that. be. .But ihe chances are she ivill use three rookie hurlers in the ' outlil in the buncr?'.' The improve- Cards' exhibition game today with tht Cincinnati Reels. Slated for mound duty are John Groclzicki, Herschel Lyons and Ei-nie White. They will face three veteran members of the world' champion i 12. (UP'i—Roger Pecklnpaugh prob- amaiang proficiency. There wasn't a weak Reds' pitching staff—Bucky Walters, Monte Pearson and Whitey Moore. . The, v Cards yesterday knocked over the Boston Red Sox. 3 to 2, in an exhibition game at Sanwotn. The Red Sox were held to five hits while the Cards got nine. Heffncr, Berurclino Hurt SAN ANTONIO. Tex.. March 12. (UP)—Infieider Don Heffner will be absent from the St. Louis Browns' lineup today in their ex- the Boston broken nose hibition game with finals Beeii - He suffered u when hit by a hot grounder yesterday and was ordered to bed for j a few days. Johnny Berardlno. I knocked cold by n batted ball white ' posing for photographers, Ls expected to see action today. ment of southern and southwestern teams was particularly impressive." In this parade of fine teams. Irish believed there was one particular quintet whose performance was a Garden standout. "Rhode Island State's high-scoring outfit was the most .sensational to ever appear in the Garden. Those red-hot kids with their hell-for- leather play gave an already-popular sport a tremendous boost," ting old, but everything works line I ccac ' h ;a lhe University of Minne•A& soon as I. gc-i loosened up. i • :OL:l ' n( - ads n team incthtding five Old or not, Bible's eyes sparkled m '- U) k er * of his coaching staff, as lie praised the defense- program. Three-Year-old Entei-s Bible said he though: every coach ought to make every effort 'to contribute something to the athletic relaxation of the .soldiers in Armv camps. Bible said that the Longhom varsity eleven could not play service teams because the schedule had been made up, but added: Good Army Teams "It would be nice if our varsity could play some of the camp some good athletes, most of whom will be more mature than college boys, and no doubt would be formidable opponents for varsitv teams." Freshman teams and the Long- hern B teams are open to schedule games with any service team, and Bible promised that they would be good aggregations. Three-year-old John Edward fcag'er of Chicago Heights, 11!.. will use his own special ball when he 'jompetes. "Ptrier Iiowley and George Bungnrt, both of Chicago, who look part in the first A. B. C. tournament in 1901, will be on hand for the -list consecutive time, competing April 4. Mcnrce of Osakis. Minn., who averages 150 pins despite his singles event March 25. There will be 'a team of five left- banders representing the Minnesota Fede'-al Savines & Loan Co. Brothers—the Winniks and the Barrs—from St. Paul of St. Paul . . . 'two of five policemen Wash. a team teams of ANN ' ARBOR, M'ich., March ~9 (.UP) ~ All-American H a 1 f b a c k Tommy Harmon of the University of Michigan said today h e would go to New York Friday to sign'n contract for a starring role in i\ motion "picture. Harmon said that under terms or a con Intel with liin«- Crosby's agoney he would receive, $13,500, itiul ili-it the ugeiiey would receive an option for his services in a second film for which he would uvn $17,500. He said he expected Crosby and his brother, Everett Crosby, 'to be present when the agreement Ls rotund coach said ..-. to cooperate with tl«.- »imv ( athletic directors in mapping out a program for service men. He offered Ins services a.s a consulting Instructor. "It's the duty of all the universities, equipped as they are with staffs of athletic instructors, to help the boys in the camps work out a program of soorls," the good Unknown Ke.aJers \Viu Joe Doakes of, Or from Tacoma, signed. Harmon said he understood Crosby's agency has signed a con- natured mentor said. As Bible sloshed course, seeking a score in his usual he wasp'fts just a.s good a chance at the army ] prize money ns anyone. Because one -of the distinctive things about. A. B. C. tournaments is that newcomers to big-time competition often nab the awards. Last year at Detroit, for example, Pay Brown of Terre Haute, tnd.. competing 5n his first A. B. C. tourney, rapped out a score of 74:? for the sineles crown. Alex Cotton, n Detroiter. finished in the mcnev for the all-events title. It around the was hi.s first tournament. 80 bracket, conversation strayed to No A. B. C. titlisi has ever tract with Columbia Pictures reproduction of the picture, which would begin July 10. A suggested 'title, he said, has been "Harmon at Michigan." DEAD-EYE BASKETCER TOLEDO. Ohio.-Bob Gerberf Toledo University's ace cage scorer has averaged almost 18 points a game this season. He recently registered 35 points against Dayton, one point more than the entire oppo.s- ing squad compiled. make them up. us well us all the , , . other high class twinklers are i P - ^ bc pretty clet;em abom __,.„_ ......,** \_*«.».^vj i'»i*mxiwio» it 1C i; working in three eight hour shifts ' however - finci aot "oW the peeve aiter June 10. Up until that time, though, the two Joes would be TOLEDO. O.. March 12 (UP) — Sixteen of the nation's top-notch golfers will-, compete here June 19 to 22 in seventh annual Inver- Special to The Courier News CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo.. March 12.—Twenty-two high school .students, members of the beys' and girls' basketball teams, wilf receive letters for participation in the sport, the awards to be made later in the school year. Conch Jack Hcpke said awards would yo to cen boys and twelve girls. Five of the six regular members of the boys' team find a trio of Hope Grid Schedule Special to The Courier News HOPE. Ark.. March 12.— Conch ness Invitational tournament, one of the foremost American summer golf events. Cloyd Haas, chairman of the Invitational, and Byron Nelson. Inverness club professional and na- have tional P. G. A. champion, -started lining up tne fleld> The Invitational this year will j I-'oy Hammcns announced a 12- toll ow the National Open" by two ! game football .schedule including j weeks—a week later than "usual. MX conference names for Hope nigh .school's 19.11 sea.-on today. Hope plays Blythrvillp in Blytheville Nov. l. cagerettes will be lost by gradua- i :ion. " i The schedule: a t Fort Sept. 12—HaynesviUe. La here- wt>ek in Letter winners are: Boys—Gene | Sept. 19—Smackovi-r here- Sepi. Michie, Van Johnson. Biliy Tip- i -6—El Dorado there; Oct. :i— Tox- r -on, D. J. Mendiih, Georsje" Alvey. j nrkana then-; Cci.' 10-Joiie.sboro Billy Lai-gem. Dick Searles. Gene ! ! *'v: Oct. 17-Nashville lu-re- Oci Fields. Gene McElyea. Dewey | :•!—Clark.svil'.r here- Nov Treece. Girls — Evelyn Crawford*. I'•-K-'ville ihore; N OV Ahcea Sherrell, Marian Yovra- | there: Nov. la_Maivern Club otticials preferred the later date because it would give entrants a chance to return first to their home clubs after the Open Worth. Tex., the- first 1—Bl.v- Boxers Vie March 27 these nights to help him be a success. From the 1'olc star to Venus they are a.s busy a.s kittens In a .sack getting positions where they can shine on him most favorably. You don't have to take my \vonl for tins, or even the word of ihe Mount Wilson observatory. U comes from Helen Taul, a New York City astrologer who seems to specuil- hc in forecasting: what the stars aim to <h> for athletes. A letter came from Miss Paul today (by falling meteor, I suspect) in which .she not only informed m«. of the good things in .store for Peckinpaugh, but also told me that i pair of earthly stars, Joe Di- Mftggio ancl Joe LouLs. had better- watch their steps during 1941. To Have Good Spring It will undoubtedly Peck- inpauah to know that he Is noiiig to escape all the miseries that beset Cleveland's 1340 number .arid I used tli? word "manayrr" ad- Vitt st-aruMy e-s- life and a bonus. Dynamite is made of nitroglycerin i-i, .« . . -'• -• -. ;w . . ., .Q.v looiuaH. which wasn't considered peaied in consecutive years, and ancl an absorbent, generallv" wood odd among sports' writers and a in tournament after tournament P"*P and sodium nitrate. couple of football officials. Long-horns to Be Strong Coach Dutch Meyer, of T.C.tT.. moaned at the mention of Texas' newcomers have themselves. made names vLsedly). Ossic- caped with 1m But Miss Paul makes this roseate prediction concerning Roger: "The early spring will be a most encouraging one for him For he will get. a good deal of cooperation. Then, beginning with June 1, his chart shows a great de-it of financial profit which may be interpreted ns bringing him" an additional bonus. He will tU ingratiate himself with the' powers wise to be as cautious as visiting i returning letterman. salmon in a canning factory. "He has so many He Careful, .joe "DiMaggio," Miss Paul says, "should be extremely careful in order to avoid accident or illness to June 10. Thereafter lie will up continue to be amazingly si&cess- i'll. His -stars' for the latter- half of 1941 promise an increase in hi.s income (Mr. Barrow will give the stars an argument about that. I bet. Ed.) either through his present occupation or through certain out.side investment." Louis, who has r-iatto opponent; .sen enough stars to populate a full-sized solar sysU v ni. can keep his fingers crossed until thie middle of June, too, but after that can be as blithe as a bird, in a vineyard, secure in the knowledge that all th<: signs of the Zodiac are in hi* corner anil rooting for him. Miss Paul, if you Happen to see this, please send me down my horoscope, t'm a sagattarius boy. which, as you know is a fiery sign. And one in which, If the moon is dark or on the wane, radishes or potatoes may be safely planted. The 40 alleys being rushed to ccnipletion on the floor of St.j | Paul's luxurious auditorium are.' -, that he has i n.s nearly perfect as it is possible • numbered them," Meyer cracked, j to build them. Constructed out of He can't remember all their; 215.0CO feet of lumber, they have! names." Seventeen of the 21 lettermen will return Bible admitted. "But you can have a good team and still not make a good record. they nave i | been painstakingly laid and sanci-i Longhorn ' eci - • • w ^ 1 - 1 oe covered with seven this year, I cca ^ c1 ' shellac before the opening ' | of the tournament. > Competing en them will be a tctiil of 29.775 bowlers from 3ft stares and four Canadian pruv- Who should know better than the Texas Aggies who went down 7-0 before the shrewd strategy of Bible on Thanksgiving Dav last fall. by any other sports. e\ ent in the country. More than 90 tons of new pins— 58,000 of them; --will he used in the tournamsnt. j The tournaiv.ent will run 55 days' to May 6. i Are Yon A Mason? I-iviii" in Chrckasawba District with suspended for N. r. D.? Name . elsewhere or I ;i$n a H-lue Lodijt*. Charter CD :n man deny mtnU.ei' (Check). M::ii in K. E. Blayloek. sec'y. Chii-kasawha ' Lodjce IM Blvthn- ville. QUAKERS UNBEATEN ON MAT PHILADELPHIA. — Two Penn sophomore wrestlers. Andrew Melgard, 145 pounds, and Dick DiBat- tista, 175. are undefeated in two years of college competition. of; battery cost and- current drain! Betty Lou Peck, Marjorle Treece. Frances Scha'tTer'! Elisabeth Hln-jhey. Jean Searles [ Las.sie Taylor, Marian Davis. Christine Le ibetter. The Caruther«villc boys were Pcmiscot County clianjpicns in ;hc annual county loumaiuent this vear. them: STATE COLLEGE. Pa., March l'> Speight, i ;?ov. 22--North Liulr Rock here:! <UPt-College boxers from all parts Hicks In Front BEILEAIR, Fla., March 12 >UP» —Medalist Elizabeth Hi?k;> of Lon» Mov. 28—Pinp Bluff then- Smith Victor BSLLEATR. Fla.. March 12 (UP) ~ Hortnn Smith, lanky Missouri professional, came bark into the front ranks of the goUVr:; for the first time this winter today after netting $700 first pit.v in ihe an- nurtl Belleair Open championship. Smith, one of the leader* several of the country will participate in the seventh annuiil tournament of the National Collegiate Athletic Association at Pennsylvania State College here March 27. us and 29. Penn State was host ; 0 the first NCAA boxing event in 1932. Since 1936. the arl'nir has been presented annually, twice at California Agri- of Wisconsin. Read Courier News warn acii. Beach. Calif., paced thr- Hold as '• >vars ngo - - shot • '«-35-«>8 m defeat match play in the -annual Bolleair I Byrcn Nels »« by a stroke yusterciay wcn:en'.<< golf cham.pionslnp b n «'"\n I m rt " 18 -hole playotT. Nol«on form- today. * ;er National Opon rhan-plon from Hicks won the medal V es-i TcIcdo - °- carded 32-37—69 and •terday with 41-38—79. . Champion Dcrothy Kirby of Atlanta, Dorothy Gardner of" Steuhcn- - >.._ ville. O, and Mary Agnes Wai! O f! £nblish a » institution for "the" care gi collected $450 second money Ohio was the firs; to FFAB^POWER Menominee. Mich., Aith 30. women's, par. second! ci blind chilcitei1 : ^hLs was in 1837. Gloves To Finals NEW YORK. March 12 <:UP>— Surviving Golden Glove amateur boxers, paced by 10 New York state punchers, go into action in the semi-finals and finals of the annual tournament of champions in iMadison Square Garden tonight The three-day elimination, which began.with 112 fighters in. 58 bouts at the Coliseum Monday nieht and was thinned down with 24 quarterfinal:matches last night, ends to- .night.,with 24 bouts. OH SPECIAL TQWiGW! LAMB PIE Hot Morninj and Night TRIESCHMANN'S CAFE Across From City Hall WLUONf ofmiGRATlNG TRAMPED OUTi EARLY AMERICA WILDERNEtt -mAlL$~ OP WHICH ARE NOW MODERN FORWLEAGCAND POWER,..TRY MU$Ct£ JNYO.UR, J r { Dorit Come Home without get tin . . . Here's O measured for that new suit!" reminder that SCOTT l/e«'s Clothes Specialist from Til!' 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