The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 7, 1949 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 7, 1949
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T JXG« EIGHT Leachville Upsets Jonesboro to Win (plass A Cage Title •: What is believed to be the oldest single reign in Hie history of Arkansas high school hnsketliiil) came to an abrupt end Saturday night when Hie Leachville I,ions wrested the District 3 Glass A crown from (lie Joncslim-u Hurricane by a 47-43 score in the finals of the district tournament in Joiics- bpro. . +• —It was the [irsl lime in 16 years i lhat the Hurricane has failed to' win the district event. The other •t»Uure was in 1933 when Blytiie- ville's Chicks pushed the Hurricane «lde 23-20 In the finaLs ol the district tournament played in O.sceola. Every year since that lime Jones- boro has worn the crown. But Saturday night the Hurricane met its match and wa.s defeated by the ^ COQC For Independent Teams Is Planned I.UXOIJA, Mnr. 7.—'Hie first annual MisMssippi County independent biiskr-lball tournament will get I^ns~fo77he't1nrd~"tlme"llHs' sea-! ""''''7° V "'. ""' Luxoca High tan. • I fachool gym hen, tomorrow night with tlie Luxora Legionnaires us "Leachville led all the way but never by a comloruible margin. Outcome of the game was In doulit until the final minutes when the host tram. Five teain.s, niylheville, hiive entered the lour- miment nml at least two others arc including two from Lions'tight cut short a last, i , , . Quarter Hurricane rally. e.Miecled to enter today. --- Sain Starrs (or Lions , 'f'"" s alR '" ll >' ruli-ml are Ihe '.The Lions' Bill Sain paved the i .'?, B „ 1! ""' s: ""'A"'"' Hardwin-c way to victory by leading his 1 All - Slnis a»d the Wi/,In scoring with 15 |x>int.s. Ho WM.J followed closely by team male Floyd Scott with )2 and Jonesboro's Everett Johnston with JO. In spite of their lavs tlie Hurricane will not tie absent from the state tournament which o]>cii.s Wednesday In Little Rock. Under Arkansas Athletic Association ix'g- nlations both the and second place winners of each district will i be allowed to compete for slate honors, i Ralph Hazlip of PuraRould, presi- | dent of state Athletic District ' Three and who coached the Hurricane the last time it last a district tournament, presented trophies to the first and second place winners and announced (he all-district team selected by tournament officials and coaches, following tho championship till. Jouesboio, Leachville and Blytheville each placed Iwo plavcr.s on the mythical all-star team' whllj Paragoiild. Manila, Bay and Trumann, each received one nomination. Two Chicks Honored ---ii Blylhevillc j>naru., „,.„ Berrj- and R. B. Hodge were given berths on the team. This was Berry's first year lo receive Ihe honor but Hodge w-!fs named on the 1048 •ll-distrlct team. Leachville placed its two higii- •eorlng aces. Bill Sain and Jack Nelson on the team and Manila'.; Marm Harris was given a berth. Others chosen on the team were Charles Keller and Everett Johnston of Jone.*oro; Bobby Ballard or ards of Hlylhi>vi)k>; Caraway and the Joiner Independents. .Slmwnee and I.epanto have indicated that (hey will enter teams In Ihe meet, llubbard's All-Stars arc prc-lour- lu-y favorites lo cop first place with the stroimesl opposition expected lo come fnnn the Wizards nnd the Pniriniss for Ihe lournanienl will be announced tomorrow. Arkansas Places Ken Kearns on AH-SWC Quintet DALLAS, March 7. if, _ F oll r leams nx'i-r represented on Hie 194'J all-Sonlliwrai Conference basketball (rain selected by tlie coaches. Haylor placing two men on the live. The Haylor selections were Don HciithiiiBlon and James Owens. Arkansas which .shared the championship with Haylor and _ -- - .Rice, was represeiui'il by Ken From ^ Blylhevillc guards Jim j Kearns. nice placed bit; Bill Tom, the conference's scoring leader. The fifth position w-cnt to Sinter Martin of (ourlh-plaec Texas. Turn ant! Martin were tlie only unanimous choices, but all except two of the seven coaches named Kearns, Totn. Kearns and Mnrlin are seniors. Hcnllilngton nnd Owens are juniors. Named to the second team were Bob Ambler of Arkansas; Bob Pre- BLYTHEVn.LK <ARK.) COURIER NEWS Red Bird Reflections mm SEMES mm -~.. *,. wv...^w,,nj, nuuuy oauarn 01 J^»u ;Miijjier ol Arkansas; Bob Pre- g&ragould; H. A. Cooper of Bay and wctl of Southern Methodist- Julius •Am (\Y\\r rsf TViiTrta>in I I V,U,,.,^ -T« ,-^i. . . , , .*. _ . . . •m Coo)c ot Trumann. .The lineups: l««chvillr (17) Nebon (9( Scott (12) Sain (15) Welch ii) .Aaron (5) ryo .fonesbdro tQ> (3) Atki. (10) Johnston 12) .\fonis t-1.1 Keller lAilnics. Texas Christian; Al Mnd- sen. Texas, and Warren Swilzer Rice. Substitutions: Leachville—Adams (2). Jonexbor- «nd MaUils (3). Abernatly £ rrol Flynn and Wife Plan to Get Divorce , HOLLYWOOD. March ,. ,„ ,_ ; Nora Eddlntiton Flynn. Errol's wife. i-says .she's made ui> her mind to divorce the screen's foremost 7. t/n— "~ **»?. ^•itfiii^HRwJI Coach Biiz/.y Ware and mana(-er Kddie Dyer trv out mirror in SI Petersburg camp of the St. Louis Cardinals, the biTtoiy O f (he dluss speaks for itself. Leachville Meets Mexican Brothers Crossett in First To Tangle With State Tourney Tilt U.S. Mat Meanies The liiu-hvllle Uons. winner of the District Throe Class A case tournament, will meet Crossett, run- ner-iip In District Bilsht. In their Jose Mnclas. a youiiRer brother of Antonio "Gorilla" Macias, the Mexican mntman who made his (iclmt here last week, will perform Jlrsl-rmnid s»me of tlie s'tntc Class ! for Blylhevillc wreslliiiR fans for A toui-nampn, which o,x-,,s In Little , the first time tonight h, the tag Rock Wednesday, : m(ltch reauire Q( g p rom ^ o ™ M ;^ Pairings for the Class A and B i Meroney'/s wrestllnp; bouLi at the nnd Bis Six loiirnnmentF. which ; American I-cglon Arena will be hold Jointly this week-end, Jose will team with Antonio in were amioum-ed today by t hc Ar -' the main event bout agah ,t Hen v k«,, s « s Atblnlc Association. Jones- j Hnrrell and Walter Sirois Sie same boro. second-place winner of Dis- ! — : " ' trlct Three, drew Warren, District Elfiht champs, in it? first-round game. West Memphis. District Three B champs will piny Dcvalls smff [„ . pair that defeated "Gorilla" and Carlos Rodriquez In last week's tag Jimtch. Teamwork The four matmen will do battle in thc 90-mfnutc time limit, best thrir'ri»i i ,',"' ~~ ""'" '" i u '° °"' of thrCE falls match with then fust loitrnry encounter. Mar- revenge ns the mnttve Anfnnln d 1 is n h"ct C 'wm''meH "^^0^^° '• !o°sfck "ave" "" bre * e "' th *"««* *Ita'nSl ^IH *'' ul ""« I Sp '^" H^l/'aU'siro^s! Balesville is Ihe popular choice i Jose is billed fls a senior heavv- .1 Class A where Fayelieville is de- i ^eiRhl and one of Mexico's leading ending champion. Pine Bluff Is •. wrestlers. He and his brother S lop-ranked in Ihe Big Six .scramble I from Mexico City Une Ann w'"? ^l", '° r "" first ' Pd ° r '° " 1C mai " e ™" ( »'« fo<tr s m S e,i al« B° , ra ' CCi " S tl)C fl wl "'f wi " ^ "ff »> t™ <me- stlonsesl Class B entry. fall preliminary bouts with Antonin Cas" r.-ll'V, 1 M U ''°" U L l I> " ill>1Bs: ""r 1 " mP ° l " 1B Si ™ s '" '*" ' "" Wn?,osd,v y f n ,° Ck ' sl " rtlnE I a 'n J ° Se SW1 "'P | »K holds with Har- numiici.iy). England, runner-mi I r cll m the .second uislrlct S vs van Buren. runner- i 1. Rus.sellvilie. Champion 4 vs Hope, champion T-Wcst. Siuttg'nrt riiiincr-iip 6. vs nntcsvflle champion 2. Crossett, nmner-up 8 vs I-enchville. champion 3. Mcnn rnn- ner-up 4, v.s Beebe, runner-up •> Warren, champion 8. v s Jonesboro rumicr-up 3. Fayettcville, champion 1 v.s cherry Valley, champion 6 fordycc. champion 7-Easi vs Catholic Hieli. champion 5. CliiKs B i at Shcrklnn, sl.-iitiiiE Thursday i: West Memphis, rhatnpinn Devalls Bluff, runner-up fi Fork, champion l-Wrst. vs 1 kccpsie. runner-up 2. Ma'rnui'duk'e rimner-up 3. v.s Deaf School, chnm- pum S-Soulh. airoiiR. champion 7- KB.SI vs HermitaRe. champion R. •V'uth. Hnrtford. champion 4 vs Bee Branch, champion S-Norlli Qiiittnnn. champion 2. vs Allhcl- mcr. chnmplon 8-Nonh. Branch District 3 Crown To W. Memphis Marmaduke Cagers Lose 30 to 21 in Tournament Finali By fieorje C-'lark Courier N'ewn Sports Kdltor WILSON, Mar. 7—West Memphis, «'3h School's Blue Devils annexed (he District Three class B cage crown here Saturday night, by defeating Maimaduke 30-21 in the finals of tlie District 3 tournament. Two teams advanced to the championship finals by winning tough games in the semi-fina) round Saturday morning. Tbu champion Blue Devil? moved into (he finals by edging the lake City catllsh 34-31 In a n overtime and Marmaduke came roaring hind in the fourth quarter to turn back the Shawnee Indians 41-31 and advance into championship play. Saturday night's championship same featured tight defensive play i>y both teams with scoring' at a minimum pace. Only 18 points had been scored at halftimc with West Memphis holding a 12-6 lead. Offensive play picked up in the second half with the Blue Devils taking complete command in the third period. Marmaduke slatted puhini! up in that quarter but West Memphis held too great a lead. Dark Horse Nosed Oul Marmaduke, rated as a pie-tourney dark, failed to look as impre.ssivij in Saturday night's li- nals as i'. had in the early stages of the meeting. Its players showed >igns of foot wearine.s.s from the hard-;ouglu battle ol (he morning and they were never able to hit their stride. As a climax to the tournament Lowell Ogdea, superintendent of Qye.« schools -and treasurer of tlis District 3 Athletic Association, presented first and second place trophies to captains of the West Mem- Phis 'and Marmariuke teams and announced the all-district team chosen by officials of the tournament. West Memphis. Marmariuke and Shawnee each placed two players on the honor team with Lake Oily, Tyronza, Nettleton and Wilson each eceiving one nomination. Members of the all-district team ue Dwaine Craig and Donald Treenail of Marmaduke ;Lollis Carpen- «r and Jimmle Pittman of West Memphis; Dan Vrooman and Willie James of Shawnee, Max Smallwood of Lake City; Sidney Smith of Tyronza. Bob Harriin of Nettleton and Tim Undcnvcod of Wilson. The lineups: 3 vs West nmner-up vs Western Grove ' ma losl Ted Atkinson at the slart champion 1-Ea.v. Sprtnc Hill ; champion 7-West. v.s Hazcn. cham- | pion 6. •. j suashbnckler. it into writing within'a tew davs " Mip .said Saturday. "I'm pcinc i'o a ranch oiil.side Las as- i wish I" live quietly there, and I'll have Ihe children with me." F'lvnn was not available for cntn- iiioiii. The two have .separated and reconciled several times rcccnnv Mrs. Klynn has appeared in public "Men of late with Mnsrr Ou-k j H.iymc.s. who has Parted from hU •-"- actress Joanne Dru. Chinese Paper Says U.S. Aid Prolongs War NANKING. March 7. IJf, _ The catholic newspaper. Yi Shi), p ao , today blamed American aid for prolonging the Chinese civil war The newspaper, which is controlled by Archbishop p iu ,l Yupin. called for an immediate end of US aid t« the- Nationalists. The archbishop M on an extended visit to the United States. tt charged in the editorial that icceiil American aid has been extended to carry out United States military objectives in china Th" editorial charped that cuvren't US program represent.'; political tn'tcr- fevence in China. Meanwhile, the Nanking garrison co.nmaiirier. Gen, Chang Yao-mm. NaUo'n""^ tl)C . SUS I >CIW|0 " °< "'« suspe.ided Saturday lorTuggestu" thai Chiang Kai-shek. Ihe retired president, keep h s nri.s of Chinese affair.-! and Kc t out of the country. Cinan?. the paper .aid, wa.i hili- rtcrmg peace effort*. Head Courlw news Want Ads Carpenter, (8) F Cross noj Davis (5) Pittman (5) F C O (I) Holt H) Dattgherty |6> Craig (4) Freeman (2) Pritchard McKlllght 12) G Subslilution.s—West Memphis — Sonels. M&rmaduke — Weaver 121"; Cupplcs nnd Jordan (2). H is estimated that manufacturing pioccj-ses used close to 100 mi'.Iton troy ounces of silver in 1048. In Israel Cabinet Mrs. Golda Myerson, « former Milwaukee, Wij., schoolteacher, will be labor minister in the first '•r«c|i cabinet. She'j a member o( Premier David Ben-Gurion'j middle-or-the-road Socialist Labor (Mapai) Party. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WUSLING Sca.s^'Sle Monrfn U U - Monday March 7 Startmg t, me 8:00 ADULTS SOc - CHILOIUON BOX SKATS ISc BXTRA When Your Car Gets BUMPED IN LET US BUMP IT OUT AND MAKE IT LIKE NEW AGAIN • Complete Paint Jobs $25 & Up • Prompt Service • Top Quality Work Take ndvnnlajte of our low overhead expense, sc« Hoi «"rt save thai hard-earned cash.' HOT'S BODY SHOP "0 Smith I.ll Sports Roundup kj Fullertvn, }r. NEW YORK, March «. OT-Just a couple oj coincidence.,: while his boss, aha* Sliaughnessy, was silting in on a Baseball Rule., Committee meeting in Florida, Harry Simmons, the International League publicltor, propounded a question that would give the committee a headache. . . . It. was: When Is it necessary to have a fourth out to prevent a, run from scoring? .... And just to show it wasn't entirely academic, Secretary Bill Miinley walked In just then with a letter asking for a ruling on the same play. . . . The situation Is this: One out and runners on first and third. The batter hits A fly, or pops up trying la bunt on a squeeze play. Thai's the second out and (lie runner was on third crosses the plate. The ball is thrown to first before that runner can get back and he's out No- 3, , . But the rule say s a run counts if it crosses Ihe piate before the third out unless the thud man out is forced or Tails to reach [irsl base. ... Of course, if the ball is thrown to third, tht guy would be out lor failing to return. That's I he lourth out Simmons mentions and National League umpires have ruled that is necessary to keep Hie run from counting. ... No wonder they're planning to rewrite the rules. Monday .Matinee Report iroin the Midwest i s lliai, Ohio State is "actively entering recruiting" sLiice 19 Ohio footballers turned up on Purdues spring roster. . . Vern Mikkelson, brilliant -87 basketball center, reportedly is tabbed for the Phillips Oilers. Jackpot When former Lehigh wiesllers tossed a dinner last week for Billy Sheridan, coach for 37 years, they presented him a new car and a cash purse (which he didn't know were coming;, a portrait by a celebrated painter and a sculpture, titled "The Oklahoma Ride", by Joseph Brown, who combines sculping with teaching boxing at Princeton. . . Tha last named Is most appropriate— an Oklahoma ride is what a wrestling coach usualy gets when he tackles a team from the Sooner State. Gardella Case May Be Cause Of New Suits NEW YORK. March 7, lf,~Or- ganlzcd baseball was threatened today with another legal headache— a multi-million dollar one-but an air of mystery surrounded the latest of the sport's spectacular developments. John L. Flynn, New York attorney, announced suits would be filed *£!"'} t , he na "° llal 8ame «»" b " several players suspended for jumn- MONDAY, MARCH 7, 1949 "*—~ • Bellfonte Defeats Mr. Ida to Annex r i State Junior Title PIKE BLUFF, Ark., March 7. i/f m -Bemicfohte, a Boone County towrl ?om i 'j^idents, today own., tlu " 1949 Junior high school basketoal* championship O f Arkansas, The north Arksnssns won th title by defeating Ml. Ida, 38-29 ir the final game of the stiite tournament here Saturday night. Chiefly responsible, for Belle I Ionic's conquest, was a gang! ,.'] center, Eudell Ragland, who scorec'l a total of 55 )X)inUi Sa t m . day _ 3( vl as his team beat Jonesboro In the! sem -finals and 25 in the title game 1 Ml, Ida, had moved into the ii-1 as a low estimate of the total mount, of damages that would be He said the suits, like the Danny Gaidella case which still k pending n the courts, would be based on he contention that banishment deprived the players of a chance to earn a living, Gaidella, former outfielder of the New York Giants, sued baseball eaders for S300.000, contending (he same Ls a monopoly and its reserve ilaiise violates the anti-trust law. ,'mn M ' ° f A l >1) " als l>cW last "°a,d aartle "" case should be One banished player who asked that his name not be used said ie and some others were planning >ucl a suit but added "we aren't •eady to break it yet " Mickey Owen, former Brooklyn catcher a l so on the banished list vas reported trying to dissuade the J hers from filing suit. H e crI - cixed Oardella's action. Gardclla. also under a five-vear ban filed his suit against Chand<•.-, (he New York Giants President Fordd prjpk of ,| lc N a u™a. l*a(;ue. President Will Harridsc ot .... American League and President dent Ford Frlck or the National Association (minors). were taken in eus tpd y at Central City, they were in a stolen auto- moinlc ber.ring a Kentucky license A pistol ?.nd a shotgun ivere In the automobile, tlw police said. Read Courier News Want Ads. UL.U i • • •- . \ Kentucky's KEY Bocirbom GENUINE DID STYU SOUR MASH KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY BONDED 100 PROOF STlTZEl-W[UEItDISTItmty,IHC.,t»>iiwill..X^ I Elusive Postoffice Bandit Captured Again in Illinois CENTRAL1A. 111., March 7. m — The elusive James Floyd Philpott is in ctistouy again. Philuoti, 38. and his brother-in- law. Joseph Maness, 24, have been arrested at Central City near here and turned over to federal authorities a t East St. Louis, III. They escaped Feb. 23 from Jail at Nashville, Tenn., where they were being held on charges of burglarizing post offices at Liberty, Tenn and White Bluff, Tenn. Philpotl was taken to Nashville from North Little Rock, Ark., where he was arrested after he had broken both legs and an arm by Jumping liom a second story hotel window in an unsuccessful effort to evade officers. OKicers said that when the men Yes, Fishermen, They're Here! You Guessed It! They're Those Fine WHITE RIVER SHINERS We are now better equipped to servo you than ever before . . . Remember, we carry everything for Fishermen. Dixieland Baitery Phone 4303 C. R. Collins, Prop. 511 Chick a' . * * * THREE STAR EVEH1 THERE'S A WHALE OF A DIFFERENCE IN US ROYAL &66*CCt mit roo HOW TO SAVE UP TO ?ax MORI Langston-Wroten Company Walnut- at Broadway Dial 555 for Service SEE US TODAY-ANO SAVE

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