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- EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE <ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 1949 State High School Gage Meet Opens ; Class A Play Began - This Afternoon; Big f Six Starts Tomorrow '. . By Carl Bell \ LITTLE ROCK, March D. r/r. — An Arkansas high school basketball tournament which, in 21 Humes, \j-lll decide three championships began here today. 1 First on the schedule were three Sfternoon games in Class A. to be ' Jjtllowcd by three more in the same t estification tonight. But besides (lie Class A cham- jilonsliip, -sought by 16 Irams, this tiiggcst of all stale tourneys also will produce a Big Six division ' fc!ng and an undisputed slate titllst. Tills will be accomplished by match- Ing winners of the Claw A and Big ^ix brackets, In which play will continue through Friday night, In a' played Saturday night, j Play in the Big Six, which will be folding Its first cage tourney, will start tomorrow momine. I Balesvllle Favnroil JBatesville was the popular prc- ineei choice to win the Class A title. l\i the Bif Six. Pine Bluff's Zebras Were rated the favorite. -But the fields, especially In Class A, . appear well balanced and no fivorite can be regarded as a sine thing. iln the A division, defending champion Fayetteville, Beebe, Van Burcn, Hope, Leachvillc, Jonesboro, Russellville and Warren were classed as title possibilities. iFine Bluff's chief obstacles in the B5g six arc North Little Rock, which the Zebras will meet in their very Jirst game, and Fort Smith. jThis afternoon's program matched England against Van Burcn. riussellville against Hope and Batesville against Stuttgart. Tonight Leachville will play Croiselt, Beebe will tackle Mella nnd Jonesboro will meet Warren. Big Six Play Tnmtirrow Fayetteville will opcti defense of Its crown in a game with Cherry Valley tomorrow morning. The last Class A first-rounder will send Fordyce against Catholic high. The Thursday morning session will be rounded out by the Big Six opener. Fort Smith vs Little Rock. That afternoon play will start off with the Pine Bluff-North Little Rock duel. Hot Springs and El Dorado drew Jlrst-rourid byes in the Big Six. Hot Springs will meet the Little Rock- Fort'Smith winner Thursday night. El Dorado Friday morning will play the winner of the Pine Bluff- Northside tilt. The 1949 tournament will be one d.ajvlonger than state meets o[ other recent years. And Johnnie Burnett,- secretary of • the ' sponsoring Arkansas Athletic Association, bc- Independent Teams Move Up in Tourney LUXORA. Mar. 9-Blytlievllle's two entries and the I.uxcira legionnaires advanced to the semi-finals of the Mississippi County Independent cage tournament here last night by winning opening round games. The Legionnaires were the first to advance thumping the Shawnre Independents 46-32 In the opening game. Blytheville's Bearless Wizards moved up by trouncing the Ltixorn High School seniors GO-24 In Ihe second game and the Hubbard Hardware All-Stars of Blylhc- ville won over Ix>st Cnne 70-52 to move into the semi-final rounds. No games will be played tonight but semi-final action will begin to- Valuable Product morrow nlghl with two games. Then the teams will take a two- day rest before pairing off In the filial and ronsolatlon games Monday night. Tomorrow night's semi-final schedule is: Ihe Legionnaires vs. Blythoville Wizards In the first game and Caraway vs. Hubbard. Caraway drew a first-round bye. Billy Mcharg of tin- Hubbard team, set the scoring pace ill last night's games, racking up 30 points. Detroit TiW's' $75.000 Iwnus player, catcher Frank House, has his fielding stance scrutinized by, left lo right, coaches Dick Bartcll und Ted l-yons plus manager Red Rolle in Lakeland, Tla, House is from Birmingham, Ala, Sports Roundup Sixteen Teams Left in Running In NAIB Tourney KANSAS CITY," March 9. lift— The field was trimmed to 16 teams (ociay In the National Association of Intercollegiate Hnskctbnlt Tournament, but an outstanding favorite si ill was lacking. The Humline University Pied Pipers, a highy regarded leinu. nnd Indiana Central of Indianapolis were paired In the upper bracket, Mature at 2:20 p.m. ICSTI. In the lower bracket, Br-lolt <Wis.) College nnd the Southwest Missonr ,tt\te Hears, who had ft 23-1 rogll- ir season record, will meet at 7>10 p.m. (CSTi. Beloil, a quarter-final' ist 'the last two years, looked grea in beatinp WaynesburE (Pa.) Col Ir-ge. % to 5G, yesterday. Ron Boutcmps, Bcloit 'forward connected for 32 points and appear to have enough class to make th Wisconsin team a serious challen ger for the NAIB title. In other first round results yes terday Northwestern Uiulsiana If stltnte beat the College of Pllge Sound 70-58; Iowa Teachers of Cc dar Falls defeated River Palls (Wis Teachers 65-64; Texas Tech trounc cd Western Montana 19-43; Nort Dakota beat University of Hawa 70-53: Loyola of Ballimoie won over Ccdarville (Ohio) College 79-67; Regis College of Denver bested' Krs- kine College of Due West, S. C.: and Southwest Missouri downci by Fnllcrton. Jr. Indians Have No Visible Weakness Except Uncertainty at First Base NEW YORK. March 9. Wi—Yon in'l siind nKiiiy trars for the Pro- 'ssional Cullers Association as UK as Its members can make : ft with I tun sio.ono weekly "take" the lourniimi'tit circuit... Nev- rthe!c». thi'ic arc indications that PGA ami ihr- sponsors don't Iways see thins* the .same way •irst it was a sliulit rhubarb tirrcd up \vhrn n Irxas sports wri- repnrted dissatisfaction over he delayed appearance of some ars Now from Miami comes vord Hint some s"lf fans arc nn- lappy because* a couple of amateurs wouldn't break into Ihe internnllon- il four-ball tourney field Seems he sponsors wanted lo invite Frank Strniiahan and Willie Tiirnesa but PGA olticials said no Then there's the matter of Hobby Locke's appearance In the PGA championship at. lilcltnionri . Last year Bobby was refused an invitation. This year il's a foreyone crmclusion that he will be invileti because <A> the Richmond folks who are putting lip most of i he SWirm prize money want, him as a calc attraction since Ben Hoiian Is out and <B'i Tom UUorbai-k. Richmond's Mr. Golf, swings a lot of weight around the circuit. We Think It Sphinx Wichita's Ray Dumont, who never overlooks an idea that might brinp In p, cous>lc of customers for his national semi-pro tournament, plans to take advantage of Ihe Pyramid Club cra/e if it lasts until August. Ray fituires those nightly inectiiiBs mi':lit kcrp customers away from the ball games. Hence plans to subsidize starting Py- Ry Gaylr Tallin! + TUCSON, Ariz., March 9. OP)—It Is difficult to find fault with the Cleveland Indians as they prepare to defend the world championship Ihcy won in a fighting finish last year. There is no sign of complacency on the part, of Manager Lou Boud- re.ui and his alhlete.s. They are makint; no big talk about winning in the American League, aud they have a ivholcfome respect for Hie Boston Red Sox. The champions are a sound club, with no visible weakness barring an uncertainty about first base. They have pitching, hitting and superb fielding. No team today has a "big three" to compare with the Indians' Bob Feller, Bob Lemon and Gene oBarden. All three are potential 20-gamc winners, and, in fact, they turned In a collective 59 victories last year. Jim Hegan Is about as good a ca'.ohcr as is wearing the masK these days, and is the fastest. Bnud- reau is the greatest shortstop, and Joe Gordon can play second with any kcystoner. Ken Keltner last year had very few peers at third. Have Fast Outfield To find a liner pair of outfielders than Dale Mitchell and Larry Doby it is ncLC-sary to go clear to Ted Williams and Dom DiMaggio of the Red Sox or to Joe DiMaggio Wilson, Luxora Girls See Action Today in Tourne First round play in the Disti Three senior girls bnskcLball ton ament will begin tonight in Marl Tree with two of the three Miss: ippi County loams entered schecl ed for action. Both Wilson, county second place j winner, and Luxora, third place! winner, will see action in tonight's opening session. Wilson is slated Co meet Lepanto in the first game of the tournament at 6 o'clock and Luxora, .will meet Turrcl] at 8. Other games tonight arc: Marked Tree vs. Valley View at 7, and Recter vs, Welner at 9. Kciscr. Mississippi County champs, will meet Tech High of Paragould tomorrow nlpht First round play will continue tomorrow night with the quarterfinals set for Friday nig lit, the semi-finals for Saturday morning and the finals Saturday night. Marked Tree is the defending district champs. .on/'er, Martin Ask $2 Million n Legal Action NEW YORK. March 5. I/V}— vo former St. Louis Cardinal tellers — Max Lanicr and Fred aiiin—ycslordnv filed suit in fed- il court for $2.500,000 'damages their banishment from organ- ed baseball after ihcy jumped the Mexican League. Tlic pitchers also sought a Judg- ent restraining oreuniMd baseball om keeping Ihcin on an inelifil- e list, from interfering In the actice of their profession and om demanding that they sign con- acts containing "a reserve or ter- linatlon clause." As defined in the players' com- laint. the reserve: clause Is an greemcnt whereby a player binds imscif not to -siRi> with any other lub at the expiration of his con- ract. The complaint said players who tolate this rule arc banished from organized batcbail. Cookie Hurlcrs Shine In Cards' Practice Tilt Razorbacks Meet Rice; Baylor Tries Arizona Tonight in NCAA Playoff DALLAS, March 9. (fl 1 )—Baylor battles Arizona and Rice meets Arkansas tonight in the first round of a four-team play-off to determine the Southwest's representative In the NCAA Western Regional tournament at Kansas City. All are conference leaders—Baylor, Arkansas and Rice having tied for the Southwest title and Arizona having taken the Border Conference crown iU fourth season in row. Baylor and Arizona get togethei at 7:30 p.m. tCST) with Rice and Arkansas clashing at, 9 p.m. The winners will meet tomorrow nlghl at 8 o'clock for the right to play at Kansas Cityf Earned to Safety Council TAMPA, Pla., March 9. W)—J. R. 'I ordon of El Dorado, Ark., has bcenj'. e-clected to the -board of t outhern Safety Council. His selection was made yesterday'. s the council selected Memphis »i-l lie site for Its 1950 convention. ST. PETERSBURG. Fla., March 9. i/pi—The Si. Louis Cardinals scheduled another intru-squad lilt today as manager Kddlc Dyer prepared for the first exhibition game against the New York Yankees Saturday. In yesterday's mira-squad contest, the two teams played to a 1-1 deadlock. Jackie- Collum from the St. Joseph. Mo., Western Association farm club allowed one hit in four innings. On the other team Bill Rccdcr. up from Rochester, permitted four hits in four frames. Y Chess Club to Hold Round-Robin Tourney At the regular meeting of th Blylhcville "Y" Chess Club hel m the "Y" rooms last night, th first steps were inaugurated for tournament to open to all chess en thusiasts in and near Blythevill It Is expected that this tourney wi get under way within two week with games being played on th Tuesday meeting nights. Anyone wishing to enter the tournament should contact one of the following members; Rev. Harvey Kidd. Worth D. Holder, E. R Lancashire. Eric Whitely, C. P. Rambo. E. H. Brown, W. C. Hyndmium, E. L. Hale, A. B. West. Jr. or J. P Garrott. Other players who have attended the Tuesday night sessions are Fred Steadman, Harry Bradley Fred Burgcsou, E. R. Stewart and Charlie Bittener. Read Courier News Want Ads. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Wednesday & Thursday "A GUEST IN THE HOUSE" with Anne Baxter and Ralph Hellumy News and Short a cinch to draw record University of Portlniid (Ore.) 59-5(i. rnmldcrs 10 meet nt the bull park insteiul of nt home on the open- All crowds., . Medic Service Pigs Go By Ambulance HAMBURG, Germany M 1 )—German police carrying out an anli- nlRht of the tournament .. we can say is we hope they have a lotter-ry fun. and Tommy Heinrich of the Yankees. And even then the disparity i.s not too great, considering the hlazing speed of the Cleveland pair. The economic loss from accidents on American farms is estimated at one billion dollars a year THEATER •/ I LEACHVILLE, ARKANSAS, i Wednesday & Thursday " ROAD TO RIO" with Bob Hope, King Crosby and Dorothy Lamour Paramount News & Short all Pfc. James W. Glenn, son of Tver blackinarkct road check stopped Glenn of Cooler, Mo. was graduated 1 » ew ambulance. They were about from-Surgical Tcchlcians Course at; to wave it Medicnl Field Service School at came from Tort Sam Houston recently. Both I was opened three pips jumped on!, officers and enlisted men are train- I They had been drugged, but tlis ed for- Medical Service there. effccl- 1 ; had worn oft. Stopped Cold Onc-Mlnute Spnrls PaRe When Ewell Blnckwi-11 showed up at the Cincinnati Hods' camp, his on when queer noises j ( ( . aln[lm tes greeted him: "Boy. have, inside. When the door | we K0l a ,. m i|)]c of slave drivers In : those new coaches. Luke Sewell and .Tony ciicciiicllo?"...Hurry Siml mmis. International Lcaauc tub- thumper finally Is (hiding a use for his high school Spanish. Questionnaires sent to Oclnvio Acosta of Rochester and Alfonso Carras- qur-1 of Montreal came hark filled out in the hest Castilian lam:uaKC ...Harry Is thankful that catchers] World Chris Gcrcmiuios and Gus Triandos can write English. Bank Bandits' Girls Held in Memphis Jail MEMPHIS. March S. 0V.—Two women held In connection with the S 1:1.000 holdup of a branch of the r'trst Nalional Bank here Feb. 8 i have been brought lo Memphis j [roin Miami by a. Deputy U. S. I Marshal. I They were docketed yesterday at Shelby County Jail as Mrs. Viann Anderson. 25. and Elizabeth Scrog- j tins. 27. both o( St. Louis. They ' are being held as material \vit- [ nesses. This frozen and quite dead bobcat sUnds like a monument lo death near the goose, right, it killed on a farm near La Grande, Ore. The hungry cat jumped into the spring in the background after one of the several geese swimming there. Diipping wet, he was making his escape when he brushed against an iron pulley, arrow. His coat froze instantly to the melal. and death soon followed in the 28-degree-below-zero weather. Poland to Purchase 400 Tractors from Austria WARSAW, Poland i.-TV-The official presr. acency announced Po- lanri would buy 400 uariors from Austria within the next six months. T;.e tractors, ot 26 horsepower witil Dir.el engines. a:e Ueinc purchas- in the Steyer-D.iim The Indians possess no one great power hitter. But they have a .35a hitter in Boudreau, a .336 hitter in Mitchell, and in Gordon and Kelt- ncr a pair who unloaded 32 and 31 homcruns, respectively, last year. Important to the Indians' prospects this time is Mickey Vermin's success in making a batting comeback as the Tribe's new first baseman, vernon came lo Cleveland during the winter along with pitcher Early Wynn in a deal which sent Ed Robinson, Ed Klieman and Joe Haync.s to Washington. Balanced Hill Staff Vernon only (.luce years ago hit .3M for the Senators and led the American League. He is only 31, and President Bill Vccck of the Indians is gambling that there's a comeback In'ihe Vernon system. * Wynn. Frank Papish, Steve Gro- mcki who slopped the Boston Braves with a seven-hitter in the Series, Sam Zoldak and Sarche! Paige join in rounding out a hill staff without an equal today. Don Black of no-hit fame is trying to make a comeback from the strange batting accident which • nearly took'his life early last sea- , son. but he cannot be counted on. With M-tchell firmly established in left field and Doby in center, Boudreau has only to decide, on his regular In right. Allie Clark, once highly-prized by the Yarfc, look* cood enough. Last year the club was not too rooust In infield replacements Johnny Bernardino was a busy man i as he appeared in 66 game-s. Ray ! Boonc. a classy shortstop who hit .355 for Oklahoma City, and Al Rosen, who brines a .327 mark from Kansas City, are expecled to correct thai situation. Duck Population Larger But Coots Are Decreasing WASHINGTON. March 9. f/T)— There apparently arc a good many more wild ducks and geese this year than last, the Pish and Wildlife service said yesterday. But tile Coot have declined in number so greatly ttle total 1949 waterfowl population is about the same as in 1948. The Coot is slow-flying ducklikc bird. Albert M. Day, director of the agency, said the annual waterfowl inventory, taken in mid-January, brought to light the "encouraging increase" in ducks and geese, and the coot decline. The inventory was taken by 1,300 observers in wintering grounds from Alaska to Guatemala, 'in. 11 to H. NEW Manila, Ark. Shows EVER* N1UHT Box Opens Week Days 7:00 p. Matinee Saturday & Sunday Sat. -Sun. 1 p.m. Cent. Show Bus Stop Moved Because Of Disturbance to Girl GATESHEAD, England (/P) — Bases starting and stopping outside her home bothered Doris Hewitson, who Li eight years old and sick in bed. The borough committee promptly voted to move the bus stop down the road. The machines were described as similar to the Zcter 25-type tractors made In Czechoslovakia. Poland is buying 2,100 from the CtcclH ihis year. Coal will be sent to Aus- ; - tria lo pay for the tractors. Works. 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