The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 17, 1949 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 17, 1949
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PACK SIX _BLYTHEV^,LE <ARK.) COURIER NEWS Aggies Trounce Nebraska 52-35 ' Oklahoma A & M Wins ] NCAA Playoff Berth; Hogs to Meet Oregon i Br Skipper Patrick ; KANSAS CITY, March IV. (n— It took a long time, but Oklahoma A. and M. finally got Into the National Collegiate Athletic Association's western basketball playoffs. Coach Henry (Hank) Iba's Aggies. No. 2 team In the final national rulings and first defensively, qualified for the Fifth District spot In the western by breezing i>:ist Nebraska's Cornhuskers, 52-35, last night. Arkansas, Wyoming and Oregon State previously qualified for the western meet, prerequisite to the National NCAA finals in Seattle, Wash., next week. Completion % the western field was delayed by a tie between Oklahoma University and Nebraska for the Big Seven brown, necessitating • conference playoff. The Cornhus- kers won the conference playoff. 51-56 Monday. Eastern Playoff Tuesday The eastern representative to the Seattle meet will he decided nt New York city Mondny and Tuesday. Paired In the first round at Marlson Square Garden will he Illinois and Yale and Kentucky and Vlllanova. Iba's Aggies, twice national chnm- pions and winners of eight vmdl/- puted Missouri Valley Conference titles, meet Wyoming,"1943 N.C.A.A. crown bearers, In the openiiig first round game here at B p.m. (CST) tomorrow. Oregon State and Arkansas follow at 9:30. The Aggtes combined one of their better .scoring games of the winter with their usual brilliant defense In blasting Nebraska. Bob Harris, Oklahoma's 6-foot 7-lnch center, scored two fielders In the first minute of play nnd from that point It was apparent to the estimated 9,000 fans that Iha had his sixth team qualified for the Western playoffs. Harris got 20 points,.second high score for an Aggie In their season of 20 "victories and 4 losses. Harris also has the best mark of 23 paints, 3cored against Tulsn. Porkers Arrive Today While the Oklahomans, who held their opponents In 24 games to an average of 33.8 points, were enjoying one of their more productive nights they still managed to put the brakes on Nebraska's sky-scrap- fir centers, Bus Whitehead and Bob Pierce. Whttehead, 6-0. got all the points tor the center corps- two free^throws. Claude Retherford, the Big Seven's leading scorer with K 12,4 average, got 14 points for Nebraska. Coaches Amory (Slntsl Gill of Oregon State and Ev Shelton ot Wyoming, and an Arkansas scout charted the A. and M. plnys last night. Oregon State's squad arrived last night. The Wyoming and Arkansas players were due In time for workouts today. * Abour one-tenth of the population of the United States Is Negro, Read Courier News Want Ada RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Last Time Today "BEAU HUNKS" with Laurel i Harrty News & Short Friday & Saturday "BLUE STEELE" with John Wayne Cartoon & Serial 73 Nominations For Oaklawn HandicapMade HOT SPRINGS, Ark., March 17 — la'i —Graham nnd fiyrum's Fancy Flyer will try for his second $5,000 added handicap victory of the current Onklnwn Park season In the Oaklawn Handicap here Saturday. The four-year-old bay colt won the King Cotton Handicap March 5 In the record tying time of 1:41 for the mile and 70 yards. Racing Secretary E. W. limy announced 13 nominations for the mile and n sixteenth Oaklawn Handicap. They Include I,cxtowi>. the Lexbrook Kentucky Derby eligible, making his first distance try. Lextown, loser In a recent sprint, will test for distance In the hope of getting Into condition for nil Arkansas Derby battle with Mrs. Enill Denemnk's Provocative, already a winner in two $5,000 handicaps, the Hot Springs sprint nnd the Soiith- and distance affair. Provocalive, also n Kentucky 3erby eligible, probably will be the favorite In the March 28 Arkansas derby. Other Oaktawn handicap nominations are: Mrs. Denemark's F.n- 'orcer nnd Bullish; taxbrook fitu- )le's Showdown; Clarence Ilnrt- wlck's Flag Drill; Reynolds Broilers' Mr. Chairman; R. C. Austin's Jcllbrook; Mrs. R. O. Hodge's Mr. Bellbrook; Mrs. R. C. llodne's Ground Fog; Endovlnn und Kontos' 'ncomo; Buckley nnd Locklear's Mr. inl; nnd Mrs. J. L. Oglcsby's t,ntp I'hrend. Previous Onklawn winners were: 1948, Llghto Abenm; J9-17, ugar lleet, and 1048. Dinner Hour. Sugar Beet holds the Oaklawn han- llcap record, 1.43.1. Connie Mack, at 86, Sits in A's Dugout And Talks of Just One More Pennant Warren Gaer Named Grid Coach at Drake DES MOINES. Mnrcll 17—«[")— iVnrrcn Oner, the first football conch at Peppertline College In Los Angeles, is returning to Ills Almn Mntcr, Drnkc University, <is liciul grid coach. Oner yesterndy'slgntrt n one-year contrnct nt nn MmllsclostHl .salary, o concli Drake. He Is to take over .he Job on April I, rrplnclni; Al who this week u p n<; uitim-d cone)] nt Temple University in Philadelphia. Four Cinderella Teams Battle in NIT Semi-Finals NEW YORK, Mnrcll 17. (/!>)_ Pour Cinderella teams buttle tonight In (he seml.'hmls of (he NntiomU Invitation Bnskettml! Tourimment. Loyoin of Chicngo, conqueror ot mighty Kentucky, meets Bradley, upset winner over Western Kentucky, nt 7 p.m. EST, lir Mcul.'son Scjiinre Garden. San Francisco, which nipped third-seeded Utnh In tha finnl seconds, engages Bowling Green, surprise victor over St. Louis. • l!y Jack Hani) «. WEST PALM J1KAC11. Pla., March 11. t/l'i —At the nge of 86 when most men nre \vlicfl chair cases, Connie Muck sits in the Philadelphia Athletics' dugout anU talks about one more peuiifliit. II an Irishman can't be optimistic on St. Patrick's Day then life isn't worth living. Mr. Made Is both Irish ni.d optimistic .starting hi.s 49lh seK.son H.S manager oj" the A'.i"At llrst I thought Clcveliind hnil It clinched but I cluunied tny mind," .said Mack In his tinnuil second gue.'is, "I think *e have a chance along with New Vork and Boston. Cleveland hns to win again to prove Hint it's a good team. "Our chib is iilxml the same. Good dclcnsc but we don't IUI. Our pitching Is fine. 1 never saw un Infield that could throw n.s nood ii.s ours. Finished Fourth In '48 "The main change l.s reserves. Injuries hurt us last year when we surprised you fcllow.s. Sam Chapman was oat a month. Elmer Valo Wits onl luo different tlrnp.s. Then when Eddli- hurt his hund in August \vt were done for. Now we have Wally Mase.s rind Tnfl Wrisht to fill in «s outfield reserves and pinch hitters." The A'.s were ^enei'aliy overlooked last spring. Many experts' faces were red v:hen they cllmhcd into the American teiRtio race mid re- Jiwlned there until Into August. O.i paper they didn't rate but they were there all the way until JOOK- WH.-; Injured. They finished fourth. of 19-13 Ls a shopworn but suitable ISIR for the Mackmcn. Mr. Mack snid the otlu-r day he was iiig to let his .son Karl take active charge of the field work of the A's while he would sit on the bench and score. "I'm not going to open my mouth," he snlil. Nobody believed him, Karl least of all. Blyfheville Grid Star Signs With Canadian Team Norman "Monk" Moslcy, former Illylhcvillc High School and Unl- vci-.sity of Alarmma halfback, has signed n one-year contract with the Saskatoon Rough nirieis of the Canadian Professional Football League, It was learned today. Mosley captained the Chicks his senior year. 1MO, and then Joined Alabama's Crimson Tide where lie played halfback lor three years During his high school career he twice received all-state honors. Following his graduation from Alabama last year, Mfxsley signed n one-year contract with the Pltls- burgh Bteelcrs of the National Football league but was forced to (, r tve up the .sport In mid-season due to a If? injury. Ho l.s presently doing post graduate work at the University of Ala- linina and will receive his degree it) June. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs Sylvester "Pop" Moslcy of 410 North Eighth Street. THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1949 ' Sports Roundup Bii«b Fullertoa. . Jr. Magnolia Sextet Wins State AAU Women's Crown LITTLE HOCK. March 17. </l'| Magnolia A. and M. l.s the new Arkansas AAU women's basketball champion. Only college team in the annual tournament, Magnolia defeated thR Lion Oilrrs of El Dorado, 41-31, in the final here last night. The winners UnLshcil the giinic witii only five players after live others had fouled out. The, 1948 champion. Harvlll-Byrd of Little Hock, defeated the Pine Bluff Mcrcanlilc Company, 24-21. in a consolation final. Doth Mas- nolla and Hafvlll-Byrd will compete In tiic National AAU tourney at St. Joscpli, Mo. Sem/no/e Pro-Amateur Tourney Ends in Tie WEST PALM BEACH, Fin.. Mar. 17. (fl'i— The Scmtnole Club's rich 36-hole pro-aiiintcur golf tournament, ended In a three way tie for first place yesterday. Henry Hansom, veteran professional of St. Andrews, 111., won the melnl play tournament— plnycd simultaneously with the pro- aniatcur contest—for the second consecutive year. Skip Alexander, Southern Pines. N. C., pro, and amateur A. B. Cliace,' Providence, R. I., amateur George Hassmusscn, Pnlm Bench nnd Ed Furgol, Detroit; and Joseph Sch- cercr. Newark, N. J., with Dave Douglas, Wilmington, Del., finished with 128's lor top money. NEW YORK, March 17. OT— Word from the Giants' training camp la that Leo Durocher is getting excited about a kid outfielder named Gail Henley; Gall's former Southern California teammate, Wally Hood, is still chucking for the Yankees, although he likely will return to Newark, and big Frank Quinn from Yale Is attracting favorable attention from the Red Sox. He'll stick, and not Just because he's a bonus player That's not a bad shuwitig from a bunch of kids who were playing lor the co>lese championship last spring ..In addition, John Hscallnl from California's 1947 NCAA champs, Is get* ting a trial with the Pirate nnd whole Hock of boys from those three teams are in the top minors and looking for big league careers. Counting Nosfn Here's the roster: Southern California, 1948 champions — pitcher Ulck Bishop and third baseman Bill Ullle with Hollywood, Calif.; pitcher Tom Klpp nnd outfielder Gordon Jones, up from Tacoma and Spartanburg. S. C., respectively, getting trials with Bucky Harris' Hollywood chib; outfielder Hank Workman, who hit .211 with 17. homers Inst season, back lor another year of seasoning w lth Newark.. California. 1947 champion—Lyle Palmer JPSC Considers Request To Set Up Express Firm LITTLE ROCK, March 17. W)— The Arkansas Public Service Commission hns taken under advisement application of Arkansas Express, inc., Pine Bluff, to reinstate a form of service it previously abandoned. The company seeks lo serve South Arkansas points with small shipments. A hearing was held yesterday. The largest Irish river River Shnnon Is th^ In the British Isles Head Court' News Want Ads 1949 PHILCO BLYTHEVILLE'S ONLY Show Starts Weekdaji 6:« p. tt Last Time Today (DOUBLE FEATURE) "GINGER" with Frank Albcrlson and Barbara Rccd "BAD MEN OF MISSOURI" With Ifennli Morgan »nd J»ne Wyman Also Cartoon Friday & Saturday (DOUBLE FEATURE) "BEAUTY AND THE BANDIT" with Gilbert Roland » "The Cisco Kid" "THE FABULOUS DORSEYS" with Tommy Dorstj, .Tlramy Dorser, »nd Janet Bliir Serial: "Chick Curler, Detective' No. 5, and Cartoon REFRIGERATOR America's Biggest Refrigerator Value — —— ^m 232.50 $11.08 Down, $37.15 mo . A revolution in retrigcrntor design ... huge 7.2 cu. ft. rapacity in 4 ft. size . . . tho most ndvanced features. Ilia greatest convenience and efficiency ever offered at its price! T ^ The Only Refrigerator at the Price with a Full-Width Horizontal FROZEN FOOD COMPARTMENT Hues, fully enclosed horiznnlnl space for pemiirie food «tor- ace nl safe freezing temperatures. Now—at $70 to $100 less than last year's price. PLUS 15rand new Coir! Storag* Tray, Glass-Covered Criaper llrawcr. Self-Cloning Door Tj\lch. i (crmctii-ally Sealed Tower System. 5-Year Warranty. Model 793. "B «au!t)_ £^£ **<* '<r* '/iia' HUBBARD &HOKE Appliance Company El Dorado Man Gets 7 Years For Murder EL DORADO, Ark., March 17. VP> —Don M. Stokes must serve i seven-year penitentiary sentence for slaying a sweetheart 17 years his senior. A Union County Circuit Court jury convicted him last night of second degree murder nfter an all- clay trial. The jury fixed the punishment, and Judge Gus W. Jones Immediately pronounced sentence. Stokes, a 28-year-old Navy veteran, was convicted of fatally shoot- Ing Mrs. viola Rush ton. a 45-year- old divorcee, at her night club ap- partment near here the night of Feb. 21. The prosecution said lie signed a statement that alter the woman was shot accidentally In a quarrel, he, not realizing she'd been Injured, slept beside her for several hours. The statement was placed In evidence, but when he testified. Stokes repudiate It. He said he "didn't, remember" anything about the shoot- Ing. Defense attorneys sought to show he drank excessively, used narcotics and had been discharged nnd CUM IUcClnin, outfielders, and Nino Barnlse, pitcher, all with Oakland, Calif. They all did very "'ell after being fanned out last ison. Dick L«rner, pitcher, with San Francisco and likely lo atlck; Jim Brown, short, Stockton, Calu*., and Ed Sanclemente, third, Spokane, Wash...Yale, runner-up both years-Jim Duffus, pitcher, up from Winston-Salem lor a trial with Rochester; Artie Mohcr. infield, with Toledo after hitting .301 for Flint. Mich.; Red Mathews .infield, moved up from Terre Haute to Utlca, and Norm Felske, catcher, lilt .325 for Pall River, Mass., In the Braves chain last year. Roiinclball Recorils The Baxley, Ga,, High School girls' basketball team recently won its third consecutive slate championship and stretched Its winning streak to 109 games in a row... They must have aces hack to Baxley... And in Iowa, Diagonal High School, with nn enrollment of 35 boys, reached the state cage finnl tournament for Ihe eleventh time in 19 years.. Would you say Diag- onal gives the tourney a fresh slant? Opens Dial 6:45— Starts 1:00 Last Time Today "LAST OF THE WILD HORSES" Jumps Ellison Mary Beth Hughes Jane Frazee Also Shorts Chinete Christian Starts One-Man Religious Fight SINGAPORE-W»_ Hsu chlant Tsl has started a one-man religious crusade in the face of ridicule and Insults. The Chinese merchant tagged » large board on the rear of his motor car. On It Is -vrltten In both English and Chinese the words, "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners." His tribulations are many. Attempts have been made to smash lh c board, other persons have scribbled obscene words all over It. Hsu simply erases the offensive language and repairs the board. His reaction Is to say, "There are at least some people In Singapore who are taking notice of my crusade." Read Courier News Want Ads from the Navy because of a mental ailment. Stokes was tried for first degree murder, but the Jury reduced the charge. Punishment for second degree murder may be from five to 21 years. N E W Manila, Ark. Short's EVER* KUiHt Box Opens Week lla.v> 7:00 p.m Matinee Saturday & Sunday Sit. Sun I p.m. Coat Shnwinj Last Time Today "THE LOVES OF CARMEN" Kith Klla Hayworth and Glenn Ford Also Shorts Friday "END OF THE RIVER" with Sabn »nd Blbl Kerrens Also Short Saturday "GAWK OF POWDER RIVER" with Eddie Dean Also Short North Little Rock Vet To Get Wor Decoration LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March n| Wl—A patient at the Veterans Hos-l pltal In Memphis. Tenn., Is to re-I celve another decoration rrom Un-L cle Sam for meritorious service dur-f ing World War Two. I Rear Artm. Corydon M. Wassell I retired, of Little Hock, Is to pre-1 sent a gold star In lieu ol « secondl air medal tonight to Sherman EI Brown of North Little Rock. Thel ceremony will be held at the U. S.I Naval Reserve Station here. /I Brown served as a naval aerlail bombardier In the Pacific Thenterl and nlso holds the Distinguished! Flying Cross. He presently Is onl leave from the veterans hospltall where he i s undergoing treatment! for a service-connected disability. THEATER J LEACHVI LLE , ARKANSAS. STARTING TIME Wrtkdayi; 7:00 It s:00 f. M. Saturday & Sunday: l p. M With Continuoui Showing Last Time Today "JULIA MISBEHAVES" with Grefr Gatsim, Waller Pid E eon, Peter Law-ford, anil Cesar Romero Paramount News i Short Friday "DECISION OF CHRISTOPHER BLAKE" with Alexis Smith and Robert I>ouglas Short Subject Saturday (DOUBLE FEA.TUBE) "CODE OF THE PRAIRIE" with Smiley Burnetlo and Sunset Carson "SHEP COMES HOME' K-ith Robert lowery and Marjorie Dean Short Subject How Are The On Your Car? To Be Sure, Let Us Check Your Brakes This Week-End at This Special Price! Major Brake Adjustment • Adjust each individual brakt • Adjust Emergency Brake • Adjust Master Cylinder • Check AH Lines & Cylinders for Leakt • Inspect Brake Linings & Drum* Only $100 Brake Fluid Included at No Extra Charge Blytheville Motor Co. Open 24 Hours Daily Broadway and Chickasawba Phone 4422

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