The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 10, 1953 · Page 9
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December 10, 1953

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1053 BLYTHEVII.I.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE New Gym for Leachville- End to Vagabond Drill Sessions Coach Charles L. McGrew's Leachville Lions will be moving into a now gymnasium this month — first game there is scheduled for Dec. 18 — and it will end a rather .hectic job which has fallen to McGrew in his first year at Leachville: coaching a basketball team with no ''home" floor. The new gymnasium will seal approximately 1,500 persons and includes four dressing rooms, all with showers, and a coach's office and bath. McGrew comes to Leachville after two years as head coach at Beebe Junior College. There, his teams went to the national Junior College Athletic Association tournament, after winning a regional (three-stale) tournament and last year finished second in a Mississippi Valley Conference tournament. (Courier News Photos) McGrew CHEERLEADERS — This sextette of cheer- 'from left) Jan Graham, Bonnie Johnson, Shirley lenders comes in fov Us shave of credit for Leach- Ljoyd; (.second row) Joan Towel!, Shirley Welch, ville basketball successes. They are (first row, Mury Beimten, Patsy Taylor, Workmen put on finishing touches GIRLS SQUAD — Leachville's undefeated girls team includes (first row, from the left) Donna Keith, Wanetta Chambers, Ruby Jones, Billie Poe; (second row) I,aeda Ward, Betty Swlhart, Blllle Edwards, Barbara King; (third row) Roberta Mathis, Patsy Bryant, Rose Adams, Shirley Pogue. Bachelor's Club Is Big Success lA (Vl'i — J. SylVPS- t«r Covcll. nwii.lr-aKPii head of (in engineering corpora t ion, says hf> never fixpRctsd such enthusiastic rfiRCtion whrn he formed MR Bachelors' Club to provide a meeting place for Joiifly folks of both RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. (Wide Vision Screen) W'XPS. •lust Ihr n'hfrclHy, IIP says, a man telephoned to say " he thought it sounded so interpstin? he was thinking of geU'ns a divorce." Soap is cood for lubricating nails or sRi-fiw.s before putting them into wood, MOX - Theatre - On West Main St. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7'(>() Sat. Sun. 1:00 TONICHT ONLY UNDERCOVER AGENT With Dcrmot Walsh, Ha/el Court Hermoine Baddeley FRIDAY ONLY FORT ALGIERS Wilh Yvonne De Carlo & Carlos Thompson On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen THL'RS., & KRI. Double Feature I/II ^LAUGH, CRY, Sialag 17 Cartoon & Football News COAL $10 ton delivered - 2 tons or more (Plus Tax) HESTER'S COAL YARD PHONE 3186 Nearly-completed gymnasium. BOYS TEAM — Leachville's Lions, who'll be playing a double-header with Blytheville in the Blytheville gymnasium tomorrow and Saturday nights. They are (first row, from the left) Ray, Bailey, Ca^le, Thweatl.; (.second row) Wcinbcrgr, Herndon, Stanton, Edwards; (back rowj Kennctt, Blocker, Lloyd, Hauls, Adams. Head of Slain Schoolgirl, 75, And Body of Boy Friend Found ecognzae. A six-man coroner's Jury was empaneled and viewed thn body and head last night. No date was ;et for the inquest, By LATHAX MIMS i- PAMPLICO. S. C. ifl—The battered head of a pretty 15-year-old Pnmplico schoolgirl and the body of her hoy friend were dug out of an abandoned well near here last night. Sheriff John Hanna said both h;ul been shot. The decapitated body of Betty Clair Cain was found Monday in a shallow grave overlooking the Pee Dee River. Her companion was Harvey Allen, 22, of Lalta. A medical report said the girl had been raped. Police announced (hat several men were being held for questioning. Police Chief Harvey Cross said two youne white men were taken to an undisclosed jail for questioning. \o Charges Sheriff Hanna said he was holding three men, including two Negroes, in the Florence County Juil. But . lie emphasized no charges had been placed against them. Hanna said a wallet and watch were missing from Allen's person The boy's relatives said he had both when he left ho'me Sunday to go on a date with the girl. The. sheriff said the girl's head and Allen's body were badly beaten. Officers said Allen's face was "so badly beaten that it was hardly et tor tne inquest, The couple was last seen Sunday at 7:30 p.m. when they left the girl's home on a date. Early Monday Allen's bloodstained car was found behind a Negro schoolhouse snm P I h rfe> m i l^q frrmi 1 HP occasions demand the best! 90 PROOF • DISTILLED FROM GRAIN CONTINENTAL DISTILLING CORPORATION, PHILA.. PA, house some three miles from the river. 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