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Blytheville, Arkansas
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FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 10-19 BLYTHKVU.I.P 'ARK.) COURIER NEWS pxtii «*«* V M achville Falls r n 4 MI Arizona 65-44 efore Batesville /„ HCAA nit Accident Costs Tigers Loss of Prlte Rookie but Rolfe Still Is Optimistic Missco's Class A Entry Lbse» 49 to 46 In Quarter-Finals 1TTLE ROCK. Mar. 11. <j>>—A appliig band of Leacliville Lions it down In the path of a last- f Batesville Pioneer riisli 49-46 e lasl night In the quarter-finals the class A state toUrhamelit. Uler d slow first-half .showing, achville made a same of it In final quarters hut were unable extend i last period rally far ougli. awhile it looked as though the meers were going to make a n-a-way or H. .At the end of lous first half they were In tront 38-25 coiiiil. Bill tlie bions ined a new lease on life during emiission and slowed down play the Second half. Leathvllle cut t deficit to three point. 41-38 at le end of the third qiiarltr but |uld get np closer. Batesville cluiiB to tlie lead by ezlng the hall In the waning inutet. . , Semi-finals Start Play In the tournament continued ]» morning with the semi-finals both the A and Big Six divisions, ay in the Big Six division yes ^day and last light was high- ;hted by an upset, the only one the tournament thus far. North Little Flock, which pulled only surprise so far by ousting tie-favorite pine Bluff, met El lorado this morning for the right '|?play R>rt Smith for the Big Six vision crown tonight. !n the tourney's other division, ass A. rhorhlhg semi-final tussle.s •ht '' - DALLAS. Tex.. Miuch 11—<<•'>— Arkansas whipped Arlztma, C5-44, for Ihe rlghl to reprcseht district six In tlie Western NCAA regional basketball tournament In Kansas City next week. Tlie blfc. gangling i?as/.oi backs! ran over the wildcats last night with ease. Keji kenrns null uilfi Horion spai'kcd Arkansas past Arizona In the finals ol a (our-tcain elimination tournament. Arizona ousted Baylur .arid Aik- ansas dumped Rice Wednesday nlBhl. Arkansas got tlie Jump at the lime's outset on a free throw by i^ Campbell, Lcim Blevins, ArlJonrt'S ace, lied the score on a clinrjly toss, but Johnny Cnni|i- bell's field goal sent tlie Ui\y,or- backs inlo a lead they never gave up. At the half It was Arkansas 21), Arizona 14. kcariis atcmmled for 'JO puiuts for Arkansas and Kuiiu tallied 19. Blevins, who scored '25 points against B«ylbr, was held to 13 by tight Arkansas guarding. He was high man for Arizona. I The foilr-team playoff was a financial flop. James H. Stewart, chaitman of the District Six Selection Committee, said not enough money was made to pay the expenses ol the teams coining here to compete. A crowd of 3.TOO saw the first round of play, but only about 1,000 turned out last night. rif Jitl faB* • VAKBLAND. Fhv, March 11. HT, —The Detroit Tigers' hopes of making a flglit for the 1949 American League pennant got » smashing blow today. They lost AH Houttcmaii, young pitcher of high promise. The 21-year-old righthander suffered a skull fracture in an automobile-truck collision last night, medical report also said that Moulicmnh sulfercd n fracture of tlie cervical vertebrae, which Is Just below the skiill. Five hours after his cbiivcitible car collided vi-llri a, (ivc-ton fruit truck In downtown Lakeland, Hout- tci .an >vas still unconscious at Moncll Memorial Hospital "t>r<;. The pitcher iiiid lhre£ Lakeland comiianion: iii ills car were hurt. Tlic crash took plat-6 .shortly b6- loie midnight * block from the Wizards to Meet Luxora CdgerS in Find Is of Tourney LUXORA, Mar. It.—lllylhoville': wizards and Luxoni'.s t.e- glonnnlres will mret here Maiiitni. Tigers' (mining h6adi|iuulfrs. in spile of Houlleman's In- cd Rolfe is taking dead aim at the pt ntiant hi his manager, rallng hi* TlRefs a chance In a four-way scramble with nlijlu In the finals of the Missis slppl County independent basketball Iburnainenl. The l.cniontiftires and the Wi/.- ards woh the right to niet'l each oilier In I lie chiimplonship finals by settliig |>nsl si'iul-tliiM foes lust nicht. The l.cKloioinlres won with ease over Caraway by a R7-2U seme aiul I lie Wiznrds scraiiNl past I lie liiibbard All-Stars of Blylhevlllc 37-M. R. B. llodce was the bin shot tin the Wlr.nnls, hllllnK for 12 |iolnts ng dead aim i while Bradley of Luxoia wns flrsl year as ''or the nlsht with 20. Brndley's •>& hfending champion, against Joncs- |The BlS 6)x »"4 ciais A wlnner * 111! tangle Saturday hlxht for tlie lite championship. 1 Wlldcals Tip Zrtr»» I PlnS Bluff's downfall came In ii-s Irst tourney game. North Little lock's Wildcats playing tliclr best lane of the seasoti to win, 41=45. lig Loyde Tyler was the Cats' drlv- force. He dumped in 28 points, ,-ji Lueke, the Zebras' key per- hrmer, was guarded so closely that didn't score a field goal. But, was touled so niariy tinies that made ten free throws. I Aft*r ifrueezlnj past Uttle RocX. J5-44, in their ftpenei 1 , the Fort Imtth Grizzlies took Hot Springs 16 32, In * night game which lut them In the Big Six final. Larry [rkiidall. a Wphofnofe with » dead• Jump shot, led Fort Smith against Jot Springs with 2ft points. Keller Scores 37 kToheshoro In general and Charley 'ller in particular set the bleach kites to talking last night. Kelle Ung up 31 iioints. one of the larg 1st If not the largest Indivldua litftl ever recorded In k Class Tournament. aS the Hurricane fast Iroke It* way to a 18-60 quarter pnul triumph over Beebe. I Keller, like his teammates, got liost of his counters by racing un- |er the baskets for lay-In shots. Fayettevllle played methodically turn back Little Rock Catholic Nigh, 44 to 34, in a fracas which law 43 fouls called on the two |e»ms. The Bulldogs were fired by yon Lewis and Jake Sharp, who [sl'lled 14 and II points, respectively, and Don Trumbo, tall center rho turned In fine rebound play. Like Jonesboro did against Bcebe, . Buren used crip shots to grind lut a 57-50 conquest of a much Jailer Russcllvilie Cyclone. The Ipeedy, tricky Pointers slipped in Imder the baskets time and again could have made the game a ••unaway If they had hit a higher |)crccntage of their easy chances. Irhey missed alMtit as many set- lips as they made. The lineups: Pos. Leachvllle 1461 Wcst Memphis . , _ J. Wms First State Tournament Tilt SHERtlJAN, Ark.. March 11. Wi— First round play was to be complej- ed here today In the Class B Arkansas high school tournanicnt. •uarterfinals were to be run off ater In the day. Remaining first round matches Itted Western Grove against Branch and Springhtjl against Haeri. Tlie quarterfinal pairings: West Memphis vs West fork; Arkansas Deaf School vs Strong; South Side (Bee Branch! vs Quit- nan; Winner of Western Grove- Branch vs Winner Spring Hilt- Hatch. Yesterday's first round scores: West Memphis 60. Devalls Bhif! 26; Deaf School 55, Maritiaduke 39 Weal Fork 52. poilghkeepsie 37 Strong 28. Hermitage 27; Soult Side 45, Hartford 25; Qultman 56 AHheimer 37. |Bat»Tl)!e (431 •Burks (13) .. 1.1. Burks 19) . lilansk (10) ... Icvanii (6) ... loozier (10) .. Australian Magpies Go Modern, Get Metal Nes - SYDNEY, Australia—Wj—A nes of Australian magpie, a crow-shrik was recently found by a natural! to contain 342 feet of wire of various lengths and guages. Ninety- five per cent of the material in the nest was metal, ranging through one piece ot fencing wire 5 feet long, three piece* 4-5 feet long, 16 pieces 3-4 feet lone down to brass and metal rings. In all, according to W. Martin, of East Kcw, Victoria, who made the count, there were 227 pieces of metal. With their strong beaks the magpies had Interwoven^ many of the pieces of lough wire inlo a circular nest. Bnri then lined their metal home with fibrous material. The nest was 20 feet up in a Norfolk pine. The magpie's liking for metal materials In nest-building is responsible for many electrical breakdowns in Australia. The bird, with a length of wire in its beak, flies into overhead supply lines or buildb its nest on the cross-trees of transmission poles. In some Australian ....fl8) Scott states repair gangs are required to ....(12) Nelson gather up all scraps after B job am (10) Sain spikes are placed on cross-trees to (1) Welch discournge the birds from nesting (5) Aaron there. John Winthrop. governor of the iMissachusetts Bay Colony and Itcunder of Boston, belonged to landed gentry of England. Indians were the first to use tin toboggan, whose name Is a corrup lion of the Algonquin word odabag Kan. Cleveland. New Y6rk and Boston '•1 can't see » standout. Irani In Ilic league.", said Rolfe In disaprre- ment with oft season predictions of several baseball men. "Everybody nil Cleveland had * good year- last seasoh. Boston sltli fi«cds pttph- Ini? and If joe blM«55lo's hrel Is soing to act up, tlie Yankees are In for trouble. I IhlhK we're definitely a belter ball club thai! the Alhletir-s." Need Second Baseman "As 1 see it." Rolfe said lirtorc learning or Houftemtin's accident "We have four main problems— (lie right side of our infield, Ini-k of speed, relief pitching and spirit I'm sure our spirit will be nil rigli and I'm hoping we'll be nlue t solve our other puzzles. We slil have hopes ot a trade for a second baseman, but it doesn't look brlgh now. Rnlle, th4 veteran New Yor Yankee third baseman whti wa* surprise choice to succeed Ste\ O'Neill last fall, revfalcd he wn taking Dizzy Trout off the star Ing pitcher list. "Diz will go to the bull pm lie said, "at least for the slnrl. He asn't been much of a pitcher Ihe st couple of years and he's got o show us lie deserves a chance to starter. Maybe he'll help us ibrc out there.' 1 Hal Ncwhouser. Virgil Trucks. Freddie Hulchinson and Ted Gray will be the StartSrs. The status ot eteians Hal White arid Stubby Ovcrmire is doubtful. Among the newcomers, Marv Grlssom, 11-7 at Sacramento; Lou Kretlow, 21-12 at WtUlainsport: Saul Roqovin. 13-1 at Buffalo: and Marlin Stuart, 15-10 at Little nock, all have a chance. Naturally Newhouscr, the 21- gamc winner, is the ace. Hulchinson won 13 lasl year despite his usual arm trouble, Trucks copped H and Gray, a southpaw, complied a 6-2 mark once he got t chance. Rookie Praised The entire camp raves about ohnny Groin, a brilliant, fresh- isn who hit .340 In Buffalo, as a ure bet to be "rookie ol the year", had the center field ]ob as soon s he hit csmp. Hoot Evcrs sllifts right with Dick Waketield. Pat •lullin or Vic Wcrlz in the other ield. Rolfe uses three combinat- ons all including both Orolh and Evers. Jimmy Outlaw, who »lso fills In ,t third, probably will be utility man. First base Is a battle between George Vico, the incumbent with .267 mark, Tony Lupicn, acquired on waivers from the Chicago White Sox, and Paul Campbell Only George Kelt at third base and shortstop Johnny Upon are sure of infield posls. Second base a scrap between Neil Berry and Eddie Lake with Bobby Mavis and and the veteran Eddie Mayo outsiders. Catching should be stronger with Aaron Robinson the No. 1 man. Robby. former Yankee when Rolfe was with the club, was purchased from the Chicago White Sox last fall on Red's recommendation. Bob Swift will team up with Robinson points lasl nlghl iiuide him the leading scorer of Ihe tourney with a tola! of 43 points In two panics III Meharg of Hubbard Is second ith 30. The All-Stars will moot Caraway londay nishl in the consolation amc to decide Ihhd plnct winner. Reiser Girls Dropped from District Meet Keixer H I B h Sclihbl'A tiHmty champion Ri'ls case team wflii iliiu- hnUert (rum the District Three girls toiti'uament nl Marked Tree last ntghl by dropplnx a suriirlslnn 31-J!5 dK'tslou to tho Terh Hlfih so*l*t of Greene County. The loss knocked Kclscr out ol I lit running hi I lie tournument und left only Wilson tinri Luxor* l,(j cany NliK-sis-stppl CoUhly'.s xlumlarrt In I he 411 fir 11* i'-finals which open (ontKht. Wilson won sccoiui place in the coliuly and lAixura Uilrd. Tonight. Wilson will inewt the favored Muvketl Tree Icitm Ih it (\ ( <*r- Hun I mutch and l.uxoru will pj Aj' WcliHT. The Luxoru-Wclm't name will start action tonight at o'clock. ftrsulU <i( ntiioi 1 Kiilitea pln>'CU lafcl night wore Ktirlc -U, Wr«l Mciu phis ^G; Dixie -lli, Light !M: llaj' SI Lute 2H, fn other Annies tonight. Kurle win mod Dixie ami Tech High frit play Day. Snmt-liimls of the lour ue,v ore schedule cl fur toiiitiftow tiiorntng with the Onuls to bo phiyw lothovrow n!f}hl. Sports Roundup llu|h fullerlon, Jr. Demaret and Worsham f ourndttient r * fce Lead at Miami For Neoro Teams Gets Under Way Thp nnnuul bnskclball (mmintnrnt 'nr Npfjicj sc'liuol. 1 ; of Un* count y opened this mnnihiR nt 9 o'clock hi the Bh'ihrvillc Armory. There will bo two divisions In the tournament, Jmllor and senior, wllli 12 teams entered in tlie juntor dlvl- sloii?; and only two in the senior boys and girls division. Ten tits entered In the Junior division nrc Ijiixorn, Harriett e. Ar- inorcl, Pi'pnchman's Bayou. Orlcier, Onrson, Osueolft, Blylhevllle, Wil- scm, Promised Lnnri, Joiner nncl Bifrdsonij. Tlie senior tennis nre Blythevillc n"d Osccolft. MIAMI, Kla., March 11—(;!')— THe team of Jimmy Demaret OJal, Calif., and Lew Worsham Oakinont. Pa.. M-HS considered 11 one (o boat today as play cnteri I lie cermul round of Ihe $10,0 Miami International Tour - Til Gulf Tournament. Demaret and Woi'.sham scored 9 and 7 triumph over Kd Furgo of Royal Oak. ^iich.. nnd Oeo Fii/io of Conshohdi-kcn. PH.. o\ the 6,fi30-yard par 10 MlK BprlnRs Country Club Course Vi tei'day. T«/fp/ion« Llntj Antltrtd NBW YORK. March 11— TraliiluR camp rcporls say baseball Is going to Ihe movies in n sinnll way. . . ,iind you wonder why mint small guy like Brunch lllckey 01 Hilly Southvvoilh hasn't tiled It li WR waV. . . /nip sporting new.- •eals Ihnl Wlitli- Rox Mannne ck Onslow is studying ills club' omotlon film to see how Ihe pluy- < pMtnrlh Ahtl tlie Cililniiull\ nrren Cllles Is riicuuraHliiK nmn- ur nlovlh jihtildtl'ftpliels on the eds. . . .If you've seen fiotbull achi's slmtv films by the horn' In avtli of ililniir flnwsi yoii tV hy '• i.-iebiill munaKcrs don't do tho me Ihlng. . . ,11 set'hls ob lat a shot of a batter when gliiK JIIN! rlghl would be help- II when he's In n sliutni, (jk|i you'd nuike a similar film uni itpaif (he'lii III slu* Inullun, . also serins Mninne (hat most ne can afford to have cumpU-t Icluies made of nil its fmitlml K white blk' leitgde bnscmill 1 omHIng oh nnuuriirs lloosler Favorite? Words from Indiana Is that th ilil-e and flip llelmrlinHHs tr«m ho coinpnmtlvely large cities .if Anderson and Richmond had to iikr over In KuhilnllVlllc nnd Fomilaln Oily liisl weekend. . . 1'lie hlitli school tennis of Ihoso ;w.rt vIliauoK .wcl-e elmilSi'd ht rr«- lonal baskotbnll tournamont.s and the entire population of Iho Iwij owns (oHowcil them. . . .Siim- nlltvllln ipiip. 071. students IiSi Jiisliried this enlhuslnsm li y knocking off the stair's laiuosl high scool, Tech of liullnniipiills. Mont.— (/I')— 8 now (ot so deep In the thrcb forks area [tils winter that Inlck deer got his nhtlcis langlcd In (he (elcplione . Aflfr a HitigKle, he broke tree, ili'np.f Ink' seveial InindicH yrti' ht wire up a hlllsldU nlld dlsrllllllng service o\ F er a wide area, NE\V '6 «, hlghlv explosive cittern lukliiK n rcporUl' If he \vtis gttin^ (o bo. Inuleri lo the Phillies. . When HIP fit'ilbe nakiMl where he Rot llinl Idro. Tnihlhy ex))!nii)iM mlniiRly: ',1'in too old lor Ihe Dml^'is." . . . Dols All, llrothbrs, Ky Wirlght, California e ^uh. bus worn (he saimi liatterec nit to practice Tor the past 2 run. but doesn'l lake It on trip . . .Probably he flKUtes It's ol iuniKh to walk. . . .In ail etfuit I inik afler ail local teams, tUe Na liuial Invitation Hnskflbidl Tour iiuiu-nl has dmelopi'd Into aimie iiK like 111" lU'nvywClRlil lit eliiiilniiUims. . . .At leant there >ulv onh piouiiilcr, RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. lv will square off igUnH «, hlg nin Uial extern rival* In f.e OoldMk loVes intercity battle of chifti mis here March n. The East's reitr«S*ht»Uv*i,. *fio ill trade punches with tlilUU eked in fchlciso. were si hlglU irt i^k lat kept » crowd o! lii»« hiort al Madl>»in S<(U>r» CHVdW. Battlels from Washington; D.O.t dok off learn hondtt, »liinlh* hree of tile eight championship! lid KccdUntlllg for tM ortly ifc* liockonU recorded In thl Utll lltlll.1. Alum tiUrti Weekdijk liU Ml. HhoHs tiiul Shells. ToiulhV Ijlinvn, '21-year-old Hru- uklyn InfU'ldor, drew nhc ol Hit* blRfteAt InnRhs In DbilfifHou'ii Uy mid AGENT Als \dlll 'Mm 1 1 nil {'iirliKiti anil ft 8»lurd*y (l)OUlll.K KEATURK) "BUSH PlLOt" nllh Jack l.jltue "WOLF CALL" wllh .Itihh Cirrull and .llovllk li "IMllrh <;nrleh l)eU Alsu Citlotlrt Towboofr Truman Gains Half-Hour In Record Race MKMPitlS, March 11. "—The lowbonl Knrry TnlnlRii c'lUlggod up the Mississippi River far beyond Memphis today aUcr gRlnlng 30 ninulcs during the night in its race willi a phantom, Thp Dlcsct-rjr)Wt i r ri (I crntL reported t was 55 miles nbovr Memphis at 6 a.m. (CSTt. II pnAscrt through nutelly abniit 1:50— two hours and a half behind schedule. It was facing strong, rising currents upstream in iU effort lo beat the pftqket, Robert E. Lee's IB-year- old record run from New Orleans to St. Louis—another test of Dlese versus steam power. At 6 a.m. the Truman was 60 miles above New Orleans and 368 miles out t>[ St. Louis. She had picked u\i a half hour since passing Helena, Ark., last nlfrtiL At Helena, ihe was three hours behind the Lee's mark. The Truman had averaged 11.3 miles per hour when it. passed Helena, Tlic Lee average for the entire 1,059-mile run was 11.6 miles. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Sponsors Prominent Memphis Attorney In An Kducnlionnl Address Alioilt Ali'ohollsm Public UrBefl lo Alltnd • New American Legion Arena • flU ISUN. MAR. SAT. Nl'i'fc tlWI. tillOW "Runaway Daughters" with HiirliArft SUnwycU a nil Hnlirrl Vniini Also Slnirt Hiimlnv, Mumliiy mill I Rosalind Rimell | 7 I A fftfDftkCI ItlllON )lbCkJCIIOH Syd»ej Creemlrert itWL SiiOW tl # VIOLINCE" ((h MleHnel O'HhH hd hiniic; t'ttlehiin .1r*!ie JAtHS* hlitek (flrtt CHn|lt«r) Aha t'urlonh A|*lH* Huiulny Only 'THAT HAGEN GIRL" Kith Ronald Reafcan »nrt Shirley T««fll» "HIGH CONQUEST" with An HA t.«* «nH .CUItwri h«tkH< AUo Orlonn * l.»te N«w« Texan Wonted in Spa Shooting Is Arrested HOT SPRINGS, Ark.. March 11 (/PI -Clarence Allen Bryant, 22. Dallas, Tex.. \vho escaped jail here Feb. 24 has been arrested In Jacksonville. Fla. Sheriff 1. O. Brown la.s '.staled efforts to return hhf icre. Bryant and Raymond Rope, 20 Rlso of Dallas, were arrested aftci Dec. 18 mm battle ' which Patrolmen John Erniey <vns wounded and another man was shot fatally The other man was James Harrison Short, also of Dallas. Officer.' said three men were attempting to burglarise a drug store. A NEW JAUNTT I A B B 11-1 r I T C H I B NAT LEACHVI LUE , ARKANSAS. This Weekend Give Your Car A Break And Save Yourself Some Money fOR SP[CT»TO« SrOKTSWiAl $ 20 R. D. HUGHES CO. Friday "BUNGALOW 13" with Tom Conway Short Subject Saturday (DOUBLE FEATURE) 'BORROWED TROUBLE" with William Bo?4 Dill tin Optni SHV-SUrtu lit "INDIAN AGENT" with Tim Holt Shorl Subject SAT. MTE I.ATE SHOW "ALIAS A GENTLEMAN" with Wallace Beery, Tom Drake, and Gcorcc Shorl Subject Friday S halurclay 'MARK OF THE LASH' Lash l.iKiin Funjr St. John Serial: Chapter 11 of ••TIIK LOST CITY" 'Also Shorls SATURDAY JIIDMTK SHOW Starts 10:1*1 p.m. "THE RETURN OF THE WHISTLER" Michael llitane I.etiore AulicrL Also Shorts Sunday & Monday "The Fighting O'Flynn" wilh Douglas Fairbanks Jr., anrt Helena Carter Fn\ Movietone News & Short Sunday & Monday "HOMECOMING" Clurk Gable, l.ana Turner Anne Ba\Ur Sunday: Warner News A Shorl Momlav: Chapter 4 of "BlirCK OENT1IV" anil Warner Nc«s REG. VALUE $6.00 HERE'S OUR 3 DAY SPECIAL • Friday, Saturday, & Monday • Clean motor. Clean carburetor air-filter and refill II \vlth frcsli oil. Change nil filler cartridge. Inspect motor fur gas, oil, and water leaks. Oil filler cnrtridge included al no cxlvn charge. All work done by the lilylhcvillc .Motor Co. Is anlced to please yon. So, come down this weekend or call for an appointment In the evening . . . you'll s»vc $2.50. Blytheville Motor Co. "Souths Finest Service' P rood way & Chickasawba Phone 4422

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