The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 14, 1949 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 14, 1949
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>AGfc SIX BLYTHEVII.LR <ARK.) COURIER NEWS Kentucky Begins .NIT Quest Today Wildcats Play Loyola •^ Of Chicago in First ;^_ Tournament Outing - BJ- Ben Phlffar *"NEW YORK. March 14. WV— To*»y is "D" Day for Kentucky. -. The mighty Wildcats from the SrWue grass country begin their quest iTilor the National Jnvitatlon Basket- *-b*U' title this afternoon against " Los-ola of Chicago, If their ambi- ^tious plan of attack succeeds they 11 c- *e kings of both the NIT and the 1;_KCAA within 12 days. , — -Winners of 29 of 30 gamex dui'ing " the regular season, the Wildcats are .J^YTtven money favorite to win the *, imitation. Never before has thi had such a short-priced ^-- ..There is every indication, how- ^r*Ycr that Kentucky will have to ^ VoVk tor !U honors. -Take today's game. Loyola, paced :bv six and a half feet of Jack Ker- ~^>ls, has von 23 of 28 games, Includ- v -xlng an under-wraps 62-47 decision I-~ over City College of New York in w-^ t4v* first round ol the tournament ^Saturday night. '•%*~.T\vo of Loyola's victories were over Bowling Green. And Kentucky voted Bowling Green, which it beat by two points, the bc-st team it played all year. The Kentucky-Loyola battle Is the windup of the matinee card which presents another Kentucky outfit— the powerful Western Hill- toppers — against Bradley University In the first game. The night program matches Utah »nd San Franc-isco at 1 p.m. (CST) and Bowling Green against defending champion St. Louis at about *;«. ~; The tournament had a one-day rrun Saturday as a 12-tcam affair , ; $p take care of four Ness' York cn- ;-..tries. They were svell taken care of. list. Johns of Brooklyn, last by 12 ';fepints to Bowling Green, 77-64. Cl- '".ty's 15 print defeal by Loyola was < "fallowed by Bradlcy's 89-07 whip- pine of New York University and .San Francisco's 6fl-43 trouncing of Manhattan. N. Little Rock Annexes State Basket bal IT itle LITTLE ROCK, March 14. (/!>)— North Little Hock reigns as the new king ol Arkansas High School basketball, and the Wildcats did it by pulling through the biggest, and perhaps best slate tournament ol all. First the N'orthsldcrs won Hie Bis Six Division title and then tliey beat Fayetteville, state Class A crown-winner for the second slralpht. year, 43-46, In Saturday night's playoff for the undisputed all-division championship. It was nice revenge for North Little nock, which had losl to the Fnjeltei'llle club In Hie 1948 Class A finals. The difference Saturday nlRht was the Wildcats' height, which was simply too much for the shorter Bulldogs. Six-foot-four Inch lAVde Tj'le rang up : • polnls, all hut two of them in the Northslders' torrid second half. Payetteville had led 17-15 a- the rest 'pcrloi'. Tryon Lewis again l«i the Bulldogs, this time with 16 points. The tournament, which had opened Wednesday, drew slightly more than 10.000 paying customers. II ivns a bis lournnnicnt In other ways, loo. Most -f the Rnme.s were clos.e seven of Ihom helng decided by one to four points. Whife the hlsher <-)a.ssifieations svcre battling In Little Rock, Arkansas Dear School carted off llie class B diadem In a tournament at Sheridan. The ' 'opards whipped Western Grove, 54 to 49. ID 1} final tnmc *lth Clyde Null scoring 33 points. Meroney Books Two 'Gorillas' for Repeat Tag Battle Antonio and Jose Macins, • the Mexican brothers who 'wrestle under the name.s of "Gorilla 1" and "Gorila II" will return to the American Lepion Arena tonight to ball In Bill Canny and Floyd Byrrt in the tag match feature of Promoter Mike Meroney's wrestling bouts. The brothers are holdovers from ~'li\st week's card. Last Monday night 'they made Iheir first showing here _ 'ai* a mat team when they won * tag match victory over Henry Har- reU and Walter SiroLs. Hailiru from Mexico City, She Macias brothers, proved themselves a capable team last week and were held over this week on request of "the fans. Both are heKvyivctelita 'tipping the scales near the 220. ;pound mark. vt-vCanny and Byrd are two of Meroney's toughest performers anrt are specialists in catch-as-catch-can grappling. Both have been absent from the ring here lor several •»-eeta Preceding: the main event the rteur grapplers will pair off in t«D "one-Jail preliminary bouts with Antonio Macias meeting Canny and . Jose tangling with Byrd . No Kidding, It's Easy By Jack Stevenson AP Newsfealures PHOENIX, Ariz.—For better or worse, the New York Giants' 1949 showing could well depend on one man—Leo Lurocher—and the injury jinx. And Just ho<v did Lippy Leo find himself in such a position? Already Giant President Horace Sloncham has said he figures the Gotham Bombers have the stuff to win the National League pennant. He said the same last vcar. The team finished fifth. And, as the ;t|uad goes through Us spring drills. only one major change can be noted Cardinal rookies, left to right, catcher Joe Goragiola, and outfielders Harold Rico and Ed Saner, gel a few battinj; pointers from Stan Musial in bt. Petersburg, Fin. Four-lime National League baltimr champ, the Red IJiid outfielder's .370 last yea.- lopped both leagues Oaklown Betting Falls Below Par In Early Weeks HOT SPFUNGS, Ark.. March 14. MV—Betting at Oaklasvn Park rnue track has taken a natedive. The mutuel handle for the (hiee weeks of the current rachiT mrct is S6.010.858 as compared to !6,l22,3fl2 for a corresponding period in 1948. However, attendance at the track this year Is hislier than during the first three weeks of last year's sensor, Officials at the Park reported today that attendance for the period Feb. 21-March 12 was 125,551 as compared to 116,221 (or 1548. RiclinK honors at Oaklawn Part; have beer, tnken over by apprentice Jockey Lots c. Cook. As the meeting swung Into its fourth week, today, Cook had 22 winners, nine place mounts and 13 for third place out of 92 rides. The featured event on today's card was the fourth race. Eleven top rated sprinters matched .strides in the six-furlong event. Favorites were Thunder Hoof, Gomel an.i ' Bogginj Bob. Oilers Favored Hamline Defeats As Annual AAU j Regis College in Cage Meet Opens NAIB Meet Finals OKLAHOMA CITY. March 14— l.'l'i—A.A.U. DnskrHball's big' guns start their heavyfiriiiB today in the 42iict annual tournament after Sunday opening battles which sliced 10 teams from llic original field of 44. Six of the eiahl seeded (cams. Including (lie ticfrnding champions Phillips Oilers of Bnrtlosvllle. Ok!a., and the Oakland iCaliti Biltncrs'. determined tourney threats, arc scheduled for action. The Oilers, ses'cn-timcs winner of the big event am! chnaips for the last six years, go acainst the Aninr- illo. Tex.. Plosss in the first game of a night session. The Bittncrs will meet the Lackland War Hawks from San Antonio Immediately afterward. Other seeded out Ills slated for their first tourney action ore the Seattle, W.isli., AInincs, Denver Chevrolet*, I,<w Angeles Police and Pcoria Caterpillars. Sports Roundup Huih Fulltrton Jr. " Independent Cage Tourney Finals Set for Tonight STVTF r-oi r Kr~r o , t i , JjlAlT. COLLEGE, Pa.. March 14. h?^m n T P ' e ° f h °'"" s be '<"-« '" b politely npedllng football coaches . . . Joe pointed out that the last confab with the professional baseball moguls again had produced com- Contact plaints that college ball players hart i p'layiitR vtiihonl the services of to 20 cail for .spring football instead j tlicir star. Coach James Fisher Bespectacled Earl Torgeson tits contact lenses to his eyes in Bra_dcnton, Fla. Previously ihe Boston Braves First sackcr wore regular glasses on the field. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. "•-• Monday & Tuesday 1 Rosalind Russeil | 7H£ <V£LV£r TOUCH K MlllOtl F*OOUCI*OH • CUiR Trtvw LU.XOHA. Ark,. Mar. H,—The Luoxra Legionnaires, host team, inecl the Beardless Wizards of Bly- thevillc in the finals of the Mississippi County Independent Cage Tournament tonight at Ihe high school pymnnsiuni here. The Legionnaires reached the fliinls by virtue of H first round win over Sliaivnee. and a convinc- less ball, advanced over Ihe Luxora seniors in their first same. Their .semi-final victory, a hard-won one, wns over a favored llubbard fire by a single point. The Wi/ards. ot playing ball. . . . "i think there'; less of that than there used to be," said Joe. "We've Just about none away with it here, but you know hou- football coaches arc. . . . Why, His ihe glanced across at his pal Bob HlRgins) didn't like it when Chuck. Drazcnovich went out for boxing." . . . Another Bcdcnk aiiRle is that it's unfair to boys who are majoring In physical education not | wr to lei them go out for all sports. . . °>' "H sets so a football man is only a football man and then high .school principals start hiring men from smaller teachers colleges, where they can compete in everything.. « their physical education teacher.!. . . . And most of our boys arr: physical education majors." . . . ti sounds sensible, but we wonder how Beuenk is going to work It now thai he has spring football and baseball practice running at the same time —and he's head coach ol both. Yo-.i kn,;w how football coaches arc. overcame an parly nine point de- lict lo squeeze by the tourney's top- seederl team in liie final quarter. Caraway and Hublraril's meet In the opening tilt tonight lo determine the third place winner, followed by the Wizards-Legionnaires championship fray. Scrap Collection Southern California and U.C.L.A , Wyoming, then women the votr .ah the next year. territory, envn laso, followed hnoUnc \ip fov basketball rionblc- headers in l/>s At\gclns. :ue living lo lure Illinois and Michigan to the West Coast for round-robin iwin bills. . . Statisticians for tlio .\ii?- '.ista aMslers' Ooll Tournament found only ihrce playeis wlio have played in all 12 tourneys. And [or (tie 48 rounds, Ed Dudley was 6^ strokes ovei par and Jus Mr'Spaden and Morton Sinilh 94 over. . . . Ralph Brnnca'.s l\vn brothers. P;;ul and Al. have cone south for tryouts si the PitLsburch Pirates fnrm "school." . . . They're bol:i pitchers. KANSAS CITY, March H. Ml — Humhne's Pied Pipers won their second National Inlercollegiale (NAIB) Basketball championship mainly because they played a ncar- pprfffct u.ime of controlling the ball The Pipers, led by Hal Masking and Verii Mikkelsen, bowled over Re^is College of Denver, 57-46. Saturday nishl for their lifth victory ill six clny.i and the National A.SSO- cia'ion of Ijitcrcollcgialc B.lsket- ball's tournatncnt crown. In the preliminary consolation Rtune. Beiot (wis) College defeat- tnciiana State of Teire Hau'.e, eel 67-39. Hamline. Ihe 1942 champion and only team to win two titles In the N.A.I.B. meet, was never hard prr.sseci in the six-day tournament. It knocked off Arkansas Slate of Jonesboro. 76-43; Indiana Central of Indianapolis. 83-65; Texas Tech of Lubbock, 80-56; Beloit, 52-43, and RCRIS. The Pipers paced themselves in each game, building up an early '.cad and then controlling the ball tl>cir opponents attempted lat« rallies. Rigney Ordered To Hospital After Heart Flare-up PHOENIX, Ariz,. March U. Iff}Bill Rigney was hospitalized today because of a heart condition but the New York Giants' second baseman may be playing baseball again 'In about a week. The GianLs' physician said he be wa lieved the heart condition brought on by nervousness. The star iniielder collapsed yesterday while resting in the club- Earlier he had complained of pains and faintness after the fourth inning of an exhibition game here lici'-vcen the Giants and the Cleve- Indians. Dr. Anthony Palermo, the Giants' physician, said x-rays showed a "pulmonary congrcstion and an ir- recular heart beat." He said he believes on the basis of prcHmiilavy examinations Rij- ney will be playing again In about a week. The physician said, however, ho had ordried cardiographs taken of the player in enable him to tell Just how severe ivas the attack. MONDAY, MARCH 14, Finger on Durocher to Boost Giants Out of Second Division ing at fellows like Dave Koslo, Ra^ Poat. rookie Sam Webb, Clint Hartung. Andy Hanson. Bill Aycrs and Mario piconc. He svill have to round his mound staff from among them. The rest of the lineup has been pretty set—big Johnny Mtxc, personnel—Durocher, erstwhile pride of Brooklyn, stands at the I the manage! helm instead of popular Mel Oil. 'lie home run sluKRer at tirsl base. Rigney or Jack Lohrke at second, fancy fielding Jluddv Kerr at shortstop and Sid Gordon at third. In 'he outtield are Williard Thompson. Whitcy Lockman and Bobby Thomson, with Don Mueller given some chance of a look fn. That's the setup and unless some trades are made the same team will be out in '49 that showed in So apparently the finger's on the Lip to bring the team from fifth to first. To be sure Durocher took over midway in the 1348 season, but you, can't Judge one pilot by the job he does wit), (he mold another has set. Few New Faces All the regular players are familiar. They're the same old fence uuslers. Naturally plenty of rookies are In evidence, but the men who'll probably be in the starting array when the flag chase starts were all In Qlant livery last season. injuries hurt the 1918 Giants from start to finish. Fellows like catcher Walker Cooper and second baseman Billy Rigney can't be lost for long stretches without, seriously af/ecting the club, Cooper still remains a question mark. The knee that benched him has undergone an operation, but the big backstop has been taking things easy this spring. The Giants will need 'the heavy-hitting Cooper in most of the games if they hope to go far. His understudies haven't yet come up to expectations. Pitching also poses an unknown factor bcj'ond Larry Jansen. ace of the corps, who again should be Die leader. Only Johnny Sain of the Braves has notched more wins than Larry over the last two seasons. Number two flinger honors could go to Shelrt n Jones, starling his second year in the big leagues. He hung up 16 victories for the Giants last year. Monty Kenendy, who spent most of last scasoci with Minneapolis in the American Association, could prove invaluable. The lefty's wlldness kept him out of the majors except for a short stretch near the end of the season in 1948. If he has conquered control, the 15 wins expected of him won't be an overestimate. All spring Durocher will be look- '48. That is-, with the exception of •Leo 'Jurochcr. Middlecott, Fewer Win Four-Ball Tourney MIAMI Pla., March 14. f/IV-Cary Mirtdlecoff and Jim Fem'cr shattered virtually every record established in the 24-year history of U:e event yc.stcrday when they defeat-. ed Skip Alexander and Pcto Cooper 9 and 8 in the trials of Miami's $10,000 International Tour Ball Gjlf Touniiimr-nl.s. Dr. Midjilccoff of Mem oh is. T'cnn., and Ferrier. Veteran San Francisco"nal. shot 16 under par for thu 28 holes it took to beat Alexander, Scuihei'n Pinr.>, N.C., and Cooper, Ponle Veda. Fla. They were the first loam to wi,i the grueling 144-holc contest two consecutive years. Middled/If and Ferrier each won Gadgets Galore ,.. . . • jr^ UiuoklMi, jJilthci Johnny Van Cuyk ckvr.m.MnUc-s pHdn t^!,, niqiie of Overhand Joe to ph.ycrs al Vi-ro Brach. Fhi One of ,,,",v mechanical contraptions in L>od ( ;cilown. it serves 'em up as a It X •i sJiiiKshol, and with sometliinf con-.|>:u-abl<: to a pitcher's 'motion Blytheville Architect, Head of Arkansas Ass'n, Attends National Meeting U. S. Branson left yesterday for Houston. Texas, where he is the Arkansas delegate lo the National Convention or the American Institute of Archllects. and ; s also a del- acate to the National Council of Architectural Registration Hoard. He is president of the Arkansas State Board of Architects. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWEST ADMISSION 1'UICE ANYWHERE! Reserved Seats on Sale at the Legion Arena from G p.m. Every Monday Monday, March 14 ADULTS 5()c — CHILDREN I5c Starling time 8:00 BOX SEATS 15c EXTRA (Taj Included) TAG MATCH GORILLA MACIAS and JOSE MACIAS versus BILL CANNY and FLOYD BYRD Also 2 1-Fall 30-Mmute Matches Gorilla Macias vs. Canny Jose Macias . vs. Byrd I I Warner News A Short YOU CAM GET THE JOB DONE QUICKER-BETTER WITH > MADE RIGH FIT RIGHTT We have o complete sfcxfc and will fc e gl 0f j fo supply Help Your Newspaper Boy ^~ DON'T MAKE HIM CALL BACK! H« hat only 3 days to collect . . . beginning Saturdays and ending Tuesdays. CALL BACKS HURT HIM Since all weekly subscriplions are payable on Saturdays, please try (o pay your carrier some time between Saturday and Tuesday afternoon. HELP BUILD TOMORROW'S LEADERS ENCOURAGE YOUR NEWSPAPER BOY— Courier News Circulation Department Last Time Today "HOMECOMING" Clark Gable, Luna Turner Anne Baxter Chapter 4 of "BRUCE GENTRY' ami Warner News Tuesday "Smuggler's Cove" I.eo Gorcey and The Bowery Boyi Also Shorts BLYTHEVILLES ONLY Snow Starts Weekdays S:15 p.m. NO SHOW TONIGHT THEATER </ LEACH VI LLE, ARKANSAS. Last Time Today "The Fighting O'Flynn" will; Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and HcleiKi Carter Fox Movietone News & Short Tuesday "LADIES OF THE CHORUS" nilh Aclcle Jcrscns, Marilyn IN J on roc, and Rnnil Brooks Short Subject Hollywood Screen Test Night NEW Manila, Ark. Shows EVERY MlillT Box Oncns Week l)»ys 1:1)0 p.m. Malincc Saturday & Sunday n.m Cont. Showlni Sal.-Sun. 1 Last Time Today "RIVER LADY" with Yvonne DcCnrlo and Hod Cameron Also Shorts Tuesday "APPOINTMENT WITH MURDER" Also Shorts

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