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FAGB EKJHT Kentucky Again Gets Top Rating Oklahoma A. & M. Five Replaces St. Louis as Nation's No. 2 Team NEW YORK, March 8 -(/P.— Kentucky's Wildcatos are national collegiate tmsketball champions of the 1948-49 season mid Illinois, VII- lanpva. UCLA, Wyoming and nice Join them as lenders ot their own particular ballwicks. These were conclusions o( the flnil Associated Press poll, in which 161 w filers and broadcasters throughout the country made tliclr picks on both n national and sec- ttona! basis. The Olympic-seasoned Kenturk- lans received 136 ot the 161 first place votes and wmmd up with a total ot 1546 points that led the other teams strapBliiiR behind In this order: Oklahoma A. and M., St. Ixmls. Illinois, Western Kentucky, Minnesota, Studies'. Kan Francisco, Tutane and HmviliiK Green. The Wildcats clim'lied first place In the South slundiims viiii K of the 27 first place votes. Western Kentucky, a brash state final the cats don't play during the campaign, got the other tu - o. . Illinois 7!est In Jlid-n>st Illinois WHS rated best in (lie Middle West by Midland voters although the national poll placed the MB nine champions below both the Oklahoma Aegies and St. Louis. Villanova, which clinched the ;i>c- ond district NCAA tournament, bid last night, was a heavy fm-orite in the East, scoring 161 points to 112 for Yale and the Ells' Tony ijivcUi. Yale had better national rating. UCLA Rot tile call over San Francisco on the Pacific Coast although both had Identical records, 21-5, «nd San Francisco led in first place Votes. San Francisco was eighth nationally, UCLA 15th. Wyoming, the Bin Six» lender, won %st place in the Rocky Mountain sector in a close vote with Utah. The Itchiest vote of all was In the Southwest where nice barely edged out Arkansas. Arizona and Baylor. Arkansas Ruled 24(li The Oklahoma Aggies finished more than 300 points behind Kentucky with 1209. St. Louts had 1158 and Illinois 1120, the only teams In the "thousand potnl" club. The Angles sot five first pince votes and St. Louis one. Oklahoma finished in sand place with 44 votes; Arkansas was 2-tllt with 24 and Kansas State and Baylor; tied with eight. Nebraska was * step behind with seven. I The top teams by sections (first; place vote in parentheses*: i Midwest ! Illinois (221 < 19-3) Oklahoma A. & M. (15) 120-4) St.; Louis (6) 121-3) Minnesota (18-31 Bradley (2) <25-6> • "• Southwest Rice (2) (12-11) Arkansas (1) 12-10) Arizona (3) 16-10) Baylor (IS C14-9) Texas (17-T) Two 'Gorillas' Winners in Arena Battle Antonio "Gorilla" Maclas and his brother, Jose "Gorilla 11". won « tag match victory over Walter Sirois and Henry Harrell in the main event of the American I fion's wrestling bouts R (, t) le i^glon Arena last night. The two Mexican brothers won the match by taking the final two falls after dropping the (list and their abundance of brute strength was the deciding factor. The two "Gorilla.';" hart to beat off a lighl- to-the-finijh rally by Siroui and Harrell in order to .salvage the victory In the third fall. Sirois had to carry on alone in the closinu minutes of the third fall cine to an ankle injury sustained by Harrell when he was thrown from the ring. The Injury made him an easy victim for the I'lirnged Mexicans and ho was eliminated seconds later. Hiywll and Sirois won the Ilrst fall after 15 minutes ol rouch and tumble grappling. Hiurell deteated Antonio Mncias in lo minutes with body slams and a pin and Sirens eliminated Jo.sc In tivc minutes In the same manner. * The second fall opened with added liny with all four of the grapple-is turning to rough and tumble tactics. The Maclas brothers oul- .sIUK^ed liieir opponents to win llir match in 15 minutes withvAiitonto defeating Harrell In 10 minutes with R body pin and then return- ins lo take care of Sirois with head twists and a pin in five minutes. The Mexicans won the third and deciding fall in easy fashion after Harrell received hl.s Injury. His Injured ankle forced him to nive in after 15 minutes and Sirois was finally beaten down five minutes later. In the (wo one-fall preliminary bouts Sirois defeated Antonio Ma- cms in eight minute.", with flying mares and a head lock and Hnrrell defeated Jose in seven minutes with flying tackles nnd a body pin. 185 : Hi) | 100 ! 8-1 ! 64 : Cornhuskers Defeat Missouri Cagers 52-48 KANSAS CITY, Marc], 8 WT>_ ™ e ,. University of Nebraska'Corn- hnskers wore half or the Big Seven Conference basketball crown , 0( | nv . The Huskers tinislwrt their rf»- "lar season defeating Missouri 5248 last night s t Columbia. Me-., (or » season's record ot nine victories find three defeats. Blitzen Due Top Weighted in Spa Feature Today HOT SPRINGS. Ark., March ». <ffi— A dozen three-year-olds were entered in the six-furlong allowance race which was featured nl Oaktnu'n Park today. Only one of the entries A H Suininorliii's BUta-M Due. had chalked tip a previous victory at Onklavvn. Bitten Due was assigned top weight of 115 pnutids nlong with three others, D. K. Fudge's Silent Max, A. E. Harper's Rattle H ami O. S. r.liidney'.s Wnr Champ. Reynolds Brother.'! stable was to be represented bv an ctilrv of Its promising f|)] v , js st ,, Vcz ca ,. n ,i,^ 108 pounds, nnri Abrn. a gelding assigned an Impost of 113 pounds- Two other fillies were due to receive strong consideration. These were Mrs. Emll Dcuemark's Rosily and Miss stone, owned by Thomas and Howell. Others entered were Martnlkhi leading man and our chief. Play Hands, an eight-year-old mare, won yesterday's featured six- furlong allowance race. She paid i S8.30 straight, covering the track BLYTHEV1LLB <ARK.) COUKTER NEWS Indians Arrive Lou Houdrrmi, manager of Cleveland Indians, (center) was a t*o *un cowboy wl.cn his learn arrived at Tucson, Ari,,.. ror spring tralnlllg Mel Harder, , M n holds ear.,. Dale Mitcheli |. on right. < AP WirepholoJ Spring Cleaning Most ol the schools hit bv the gome 1100 forest fires are caused by lightning each year I, the northern Rocky Mountain area Read Courier News Want Arts In ll)f form of a Bulletin (o all Read Courier News Wnnl Ads. Country Club Hires New Pro From Memphis „ *,• J ' poll » r <l. president of the nn y . " T ° r « 8nl « d Blythevyie v ! Jt ry Club announced yesler- y the appointment of B«r! Baker "' !l ** club Wh Mr. Baiter arrived In Blytheville w'"w m * hls ne ' K tlulles y«t«rday. we has been . professional golf- *r lor . number of years and formerly «rve M pro at the Galloway, r i, h ." * nd Plne H111 « Country Clubs ] n Memphis. „ " r ' ( Bak « r stated that his wife w»tv, In ehMrea w °>"« move to Blythevllle J»( er this spring. Arkansas State Loses to Hamline In NAIB Tourney KANSAS CfTY, March t-tip,— ifj" m °'' e teams l" m B lnt ° "rsl- imd play today In the National AMOC anon of Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament.. Eight games also were played yes- The Southwest Missouri Stale Dears of Springfield, who lost only one game during the regular season. "ill make their first NAIB start to- "'Kht They meet the University of Portland (Ore.). Advancing to the second round yesterday were Empo.ia CKas.) e Indiana State. St. Thomas of Pan), Brlgham Young University, Eastern Illinois College. Hamline University, San Jose (Calif.) State and Indiana Central. Hamline, NAIB champion in 19<2 and the most highly regarded team In this meet, rolled over Arkansas state of Jonesboro, 76-43. The Pied Pipers' one-two punch of Raskins and Verne Mikkelsen scored 22 and 15 points, respectively. In other first round games, the Emporia (KRS.) state Hornets whipped Mississippi Delta State 67 ; 57, with a strong rally in the last nine minutes of play. The Indiana sta'te Sycamores whipped by the University of Louisville IKy.l in the finals last year nt9 Easter » New Mexico College! St. Thomas defeated Peru iNeb V State Teachers, 74-44; Brigham tnmmel Northwestern Oklahoma State 79-50; Indiana Central defeated New Britain (Conn.) Teachers. 72-59, and Eastern Illinois won orcr University of Miami (Fla.) 89- Spoits Roundup i. Jr. NEW YORK, March 8. (a>)~ Ned Irish, thf Madison Square Garden maestro, argues that the ticket situation for tht Invitation basketball tournament would be * lot more comfortable ir there were no local teams In the event....Ned says some 5,000 seats are being reserved for the city schools, one of which can't be chosen until Friday or Saturday, leaving only the weekend for sales On the other hand, the NCAA tourneys here have shown they can't have * sellout without local entcles—so you can have your choice...Harry Mendel, who has a nice Job as Joe Louis' publicity agent, maintains tt was Joe's own Idea to (to Into fight promoting... All Harry did v.as convince him It was better to hook up with wealthy backers—and make the connection with Jim Norrls and Art WirtK...Cleveland's Al Sutpln, a red-hot hockey fan, explains: "I can't say r m an old basketball man; j know there's no money in old basketballs." TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 1349 Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., will celebrate 1U 20001 anniversary this year, and the government i honor"** it wrth trns three-cent commemorative stomp. The centra Ulcsien 1. ton'Ztlef U Th Ve 7 ity fl "? 1 f ed by ""*""« ° f Gen "^ wSg! ton and Le«. The stamp will go on sale in Lexington on April 12. Still Rolling PLYMOUTH, Wi.v I UP) —TV Voik, 82, U still rolling his o'wn' anr. other men's cigars, too. Voli -etired 13 years ago, but «ie short- ase of sullied cigar mnkera forced him back In biufnru. He now turns out 100 stogias In the six liour.'; he works daily. The Chips \Verr Down Earl Toigeson, the Braves' chief laugh - provoker. wasn't exactly pleased when Manager Billy Southworth ordered sliding practice (lie other day...H was loo blamed hot ...So when nobody as loosing, Torgy lit a match and dropped It Into the wood chips In the sliding pit...Doc Young, the groundskcep- er, organized a volunteer fire department to extinguish the fire and, for punishment, Torgy hod lo make the first slide. Shorts and Shells Bill SUunton, a pitcher who'll Iry out with the Syracuse Chiefs this spring, started out lo be an umpire. He attended George Barr's Umpiring School in 1947 and Barr, after watching him work, got him a tryout with Sanlord in the Florida state League. Bill had a 19-7 won-lost, record (or Sanford and a 20-12 season for Miami in the | Florida International last year... Everything Con- And Did-Happen In a Horse Race HOT SPHINGS, Ark.. March 8. MV-A little of everything happened during the eighth race at Oaklawn park yesterday. Product-H ran off a half mile during the post parade and was none early. Cold Scotch, an almost even money favorite was eliminated when he bolted at the first turn ami tried to go to the barn. Ethel Jean went wide at the same spot and was left behind. Victory Mark was forced back on the far turn, crack Briton was forced wide entering the stretch, John the Good's chances vanished when his rider lost a stirrup iron \Vell up in (he pack, Table Rock took a sudden notion lo fiuit. Others in the 12-horse field finished without excuse or mishap. Oh, Yes; Skyeagle, a n to 1 shot, won the race. Skyeagle, a 11 to 1 shot, won the race. Read Courier News Want Ads, ANNOUNCING 1 HOUR SERVICE OH EXPERT, THOROUGH Washing & Greasing We now have (i men wht.se work i, washing ami Uihricn- lion exclusively, a | BrR e enoiiRh fot.c to assure you of very r as l S ervi,- P . Operalii. K dirccily ,,, u ler the'super- vision of Clair Miller. 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Caraivsy. the .seventh entry In the tournament, drew a first- rouncl bye. Scmi-Iinal games will be played Thursday nijjhl with the finals and consnlntion games set for Monday night. Htibbard Is the pre-touriicy favorite. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Last Time Today SAMUfi tiOiOWYN presenls KAYE, VI8GINI* MAYO AT eoioi it TECHNICOLOR Wariwr Neils and Short Wednesday & Thursday "A GUEST IN THE HOUSE" iviili Amie Baxter anil llalph Bellamy News and Short BLVTHEVILLES ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE Show Starts Weekday* 6:15 p.m. EVERY TUESDAY IS SCREEN-TEST NIGHT Last Time Today "ROAD TO RIO' with Bins Crosby, Bub Hope, and Dorothy Luniour Also Short, Cartoon, and Late News YOUR RED CROSS NEEDS YOU Give Through your Red Cross TO BIND THE NATION'S WOUNDS Whenever disaster strikes, th« Red Cross rushes aid lo the scene. Wherever « veteran needs help, the Red Cross sUnds ready to assist him. Though disaster relief and veterans' welfare are two of its mosf important services lo Ihe nation, the Red Cross performs many others of great value. Your support makes these vilal lervk'cs possible. Blytheville Water Co "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity" LEACHVI LLE , ARKANSAS. Tuesday Only (DOUBLE FEATURE) "THE ANGRY GOD" with Alicia Parla ami Casimlrn Ortega "WATOUT WEST" with Laurel and lliinly Short Subject and Hollywood Screen Test Night Wednesday & Thursday " ROAD TO RIO" with Boh Hope, Bins Crosby «nd Dorothy Lamour Farumounl News & Sliort NEW Manila, Ark. Shows EVERY NIGHT Box Opens Week Days 7:00 p.m. Matinee Saturday & Sunday Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont. Showing Tuesday "LOVE OF MARY" wilh T)p;tnria Iturbin and Krtraunil O'Brien Also Short Wednesday & Thursday "FEUDIN 1 & FIGHTIN'" willi Diin.ihl O'Connor and I'ercy Kilhriile Also Sliort Dial Opens 6:45—Starts 7:00 Tuesday Only 'JUNGLE GODDESS' Cieorp,c K raves AVaiula McKay Srrin): ('hiiplcr ^ of "1JKVCK OKNTKY" Wcclncstlny &• Thursday "HARPOON" Jnlui Bromfield Alj-ce I.c»ls Jamex Cardnell Also Sliorls