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PAGE SIX BI-YTHKVII.LE- (ARK.l OR K1KR NRWf FRIDAY, JANUARY f, MBS Blythevllle Topples Leachville by 81-75 Contest Draws Near-Capacity Crowd in New Gym LEACHVILLE — The set shot artistry of a sophomore guard and re-awakened scoring power from the corners were the big factors here last night as Blytheville scrapped its way to an 81-75 victory over a smooth-as-silk Leachville five. Leachville's new 1,500-seat gymnasium was nearly packed for the first 1954 meeting between the two teams. Jon The Chickasaws' Bobby was hot as Spaceman's jet tubes he rocketed nine of 14 field go attempts through the nets came up with a total of 27 points His attempts came from as fa away as 30 feet as he matched shot with two of the state's finest guard —Leachville's Billy Ray and Ron nie Kennett. Leachville was never out of i Wot Stove League — Nelson Due For Job With Indians Had Good Year With Montreal By JOE REICHLER i NEW YORK (AP) — The Cleveland Indians hope finally to break the New York Yan kee mastery with the aid of a couple of newcomers pur chased from the Brooklyn Dodgers. Perhaps Genera Manager Hank Greenberg has n't heard that the Dodger, have dropped five straigh world series engagements to the Yankees. At that, the Indians may have come up with a real sleeper In Rocky Nelson, the first baseman they expect will replace the aging and ailing Luke Easter. The well travelled Nelson was purchased Irom the Dodgers' Montreal farm •long with outfielder Oaleard Wade. At 39, he reached his peak last year,, batting .310, slugging S4 home runs and leading the International League with 133 runs bitted in. .647 In Serin To cap his most productive season, Nelson batted a lofty .647 in five Junior World Series games against Kansas City. He had 11 hits in 17 times at bat. Wade, who will be 25 in two weeks, batted .314 at Fort Worth. He Is considered a fine defensive outfielder and can fly. He stole 39 bases last year and 55 the year before. Many Pitchers The Indians' rookie crop is top- heavy with pitchers. The youngest of the dozen newcomers and, perhaps, the highest regarded prospect, is Dick Tomnek. a 23- year-old lefthander from nearby Lake Avon, Ohio. Manager Al Lopez thinks the youngster, who had a 13-8 record at Indianapolis and won. his only start last September with Cleveland, has an excellent chance to win a starting spot. The pitching surprise may turn out to be Jose Santiago, the little Puerto Elcan righthander who refused to report to spring training last year and was assigned to Dallas. Santiago had a 13-11 record in the Texas League but is currently the No. 1 pitcher in the Puerto Rlcan League with an 8-1 mark. He promises to report this spring. tying the score three times during the game and taking the lead on several occasions. Jones got things started in the first 30 seconds when he drove in for a. layup. Quick Lead Dexter West, and Bobby Hill came through with markers and the Chicks were 13-9 with 2:10 remaining before Bo Adams hit a beauty of » hook. A 15-footer by Jones, one from the corner by Hill and Blythevllle led 11-13 as the first quarter ended. Leachviile was yet to hit Its stride during the second period, which was played over a 10, rather than an eight minute route. Jones ted it off with a 25-footer before Kennett got hot and shoved through the flrst of hU ten points for the period . Kennett brought it to 33-31 with five minutes on the clock before Jones found the range from 30 feet away. W«t Hit* Kennett and Bay added field goals for the Lions, but West, who had a great night, and Hill came through to put the Chlcki ahead 33-27 at the 1:37 mark. Adams sank a couple of free throws.and tipped one in to bring t! 3 Lions back to 38-33 as the half ended.. With Kennett, Ray and Adams spearheading the attack. ' Leachville made things close in the third period. Kennett led it off with a twisting lump shot and Ray dribbled all the way under to make good three Jrnes In a row as Leachville knotted it at 40-40 with 5:05 remaining Ray's final shot of the series put the Lions out In front 43-40 but Jones drove in on one to tie it. Adams then tipped another in, but lis score was followed by a two- handed jump on the part of West which tied things *.t 44-44 at the :30 point. Then Jones hit from 20 and 15 'eet and dumped three free throws o put Blytheville Into a 51-46 lead with two minutes left. Ray added three for the Lions before Red Chlldress scored from 5 feet away and rebounded two nore for goals. West's pusher was andwlched in there and Blythe- llle ended the third period with ft 58-49 command, thanks to that losing rally. Free Throws Help Tommy Mosley, who had but hrce points going Into the final uarter, calmly tossed In six of ight tree throw attempts during hat quarter. Adams tossed In five points be- ore the Chicks got one as the last hapter opened. West connected, as did Kennett nd Adams, before Jones' 20-footer ank into the nets and Blythuvillc's ad was only 62-58 with 6:10 In le ball game. Ray's free throw brought Leach- ille to within three points of the hicks before Danny Cobb and Adms matched goals and it was 64-61 lytheville --".h 5:12 left. Then Chlldress sank a. free throw nd two field goals on the rebound efore Adams' tip-in counted and was 72-67 at 2:30. Mosley's free throws and Adams' reat work under the basket Just bout cancelled each other during lose final two minutes. Blythevllle made good on 31 of 77 eld goal attempts for 40 percent hile Leachville wris hitting 30 of for 44 percent. Leachville tossed in 15 free rows and Blythevlll-; sank 19. Jones' 64-percem Held goal mark TGrtkiD—Doug rord started the year in the $20,000 Los Angeles Open the hottest of the golfers. Ford closed out 1953 overtaking Sam Snead with 68-87-70-67—272 to win the Miami Open. The oncoming Yunkors, N.Y., professional selects the right club, gets the shot off properly and smiles when the putts are dropping. (NEA) U.S. National Football League, Canadian Clubs Now at War PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The National Football League and the Canadian Professional Leagues were at open "war" today with the cream of American football players as the booty. The long-time friction over contracting players between the U. S. League and its northern rivals erupted yesterday in a series of charges, counter-charges and counter-counter-charges. Orville Burke, vice-president of the Calgary Stampeders, said an all out war over players was in the offing and accused the NFL of hiring a "propagandist" to slander the Canadian game and persuade U. S. college players to stay home. "Propagandist" Explained The NPL's voluble commission- ball conditions. "Popping Off" "We're not tailing players not er, Bert Bell, (the Canadian replied League) 'if they .want war over players we'll give them one. At least we haven't gone out and signed players we knew were under contract to somebody else the way they did." Asked about the "propagandist" charge; Bell replied: "If he means we are telling,the American players the truth about Canadian football, then we've hired a. propagandist." Bell said the NFL had hired a men .to go on the road and tell the graduating college football players the difference between American and Canadian pro foot- was tops for the Chicks. West got flve of 13 and Chlldress was six for 18. Adams' terrific rebounding netted him 29 points for top scoring honors for the contest. In the preliminary Junior game, Leachville's --smooth-working Lion Cubs got airfeas'y 45-30 win over Blythevllle's -Papooses. Atkelson, Leachville forward,, led his team with 12 points. Daniels' six was high for Blytheville. Twenty-six boys appeared in the game. Leachville Blocker 2 .. Scott 1 Adams 29 .. Kennett 24 . Ray 19 Pos. ...F... ...P.. ...C.. ...O.. ...G.. Blytheville ... West 12 Hill 9 .Chlldress 16 ... Mosley 9 Jones 27 Substitutes: Leachville — Rauls, Herndon, Lloyd; Blytheville—Cobb 4, Akers 4. Junior Game Leachville Pos. Blythevllle Atkelson 12 F Daniels 6 Carter 9 F Moore 4 •arrlson 3 C Conally 1 Thomas 5 G Huffman 2 Wallace 8 G Holt 3 Substitutes: Leachville—Durham, Welker, Towell 2, Lafoon 2, Kennett, Byrd 1, Wells, Blocker, Cagle; Blythevllle—Perry. Bratcher 2, Honeycutt 4, Privett 4, Slayton 4, Tinnin, Coalter, 2. to play football In Canada," Bell added, "but we can tell them what we have to offer as against the Canadians." Bell's volley was answered by Jim McCaffrey, a member of the Canadian Rugby Union Executive, who said the commissioner Was he mostly "popping off" when spoke of a player war. McCaffrey added that he knew NFL team ownei's had met secretly about a month ago to make their draft selections . of college players. To this Bell commented: "Mr. McCaffrey has a wonderful imagination." He denied there was any secret draft meeting. Hot Geo. Washington Aims at Record Offense By BEN PHLEGAR NEW YORK (AP) — George Washington's red hot Colonials today maintained their' scorching basektball scoring pace but they're going to have set a record. to score even faster to The Colonials toppled neighbor-+ Ing Georgetown 88-64 last night foi their eighth straight victory anc held their season's average at 88.3 one-tenth of a point better than the Western Kentucky Hllltoppers. The all time record scoring average is 90.2 set last season by Furman. George Washington ran third with 85.9. Little Action Corky Devlin and Joe Holup kept Lhe scorekeepers busy with a total of 62 points, just two less than the entire Georgetown team. Devlin connected with 32 and Holup 30. Action was scarce on the national basketball front lat night. In one of the few major games Wichita grabbed the lead In the Missouri Valley Conference with a 78-B4 decision over Houston. Wlch- ta has won two in a row and Houston has a 2-1 record but ored Oklahoma A&M doesn't start conference play until tomorrow night. Cleo Littleton paced the Wheatshockers with 22 points. With a loss only to Seattle, Wichita has won 13 out of 14 so far this season. Richmond of the Southern Con- 'erence defeated Virginia of the Atlantic Coast Conference 78-69 af- er trailing by five points at halftime. Bob Witt and Ken Daniels hit 20 points apiece for the Spiders. Sports Roundup— Baltimore: Beset with Woe By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — No one who has been wrapped up in football lately can have any real idea of the troubles the Baltimore Orioles are seeing as they prepare hopefully and prayerfully to return to the big leagues three months from now. They're probably beginning to wonder if the whole thing was worth the effort. The Orioles' troubles may be divided into two categories, players and stadium, with the latter at this time appearing to be far the more serious and urgent If Ihe new American League club's home opener on April 15 Is to be the great civic success that was planned. The conversion of Baltimore Municipal Stadium, originally designed for football, Into a major league ball park seems to have produced nothing but headaches. Contractor Hurrle-* Last we saw, the contractor on the huge project was threatening to sue the city because of its frequent changes in design and was implying broadly that he could not hope to have the park ready for the grand opening. A baseball writer who looked over the con- ftuion recently declared that he thought the contractor was being optimistic, If anything. Originally, a: we understand It, the plan was to provide only 7,500 chair fttls, with the remaining ouitomeri sitting football-style. Since the new club really got bitten by UM bug of eclipsing Milwau- kee's record first-season attendance mark of 1,826,37, however, it was decided to Install another 11,500 chairs. This has caused delays and frayed tempers. No Light* It was belatedly decided, also, to supplement the stadium's present lighting system with four more towers that would make the total illumination greater than, that of the Yankee Stadium. There appears to be little chance that the new towers will be ready for the Orioles' night opener April 21, but there will be at least as much «s the city's International League club This, played under last they say, was not season, exactly blinding. At »ny rate, the best information IB that there Is a faint possibility the concrete mixing machines will be off the infield and most of the seat* ready for occupancy on opening day providing there Is no extended spell of bud weather in U»« next few months. The brave men who Instigated it nil are learning meantime that there's • whole lot more to operating a big league club than buying a franchise. No Players Nobody is offering them any players who might conceivably change the Orioles from a last place outfit Into a drawing card, much less into a mild contender for the American League first division. It's plain they are going to be left to sink or swim, just as they were in their last deadful seasons as the St. Louis Browns. Somebody might even toss them an anchor. No Fin Under these circumstance*, we can only feel that the new club's dream of competing against Milwaukee in an attendance race is doomed to shattering disappointment. Milwaukee inherited a real, live ball club that needed only a little encouragement to set it off. It was that, not civic pride, that let a new National League record In the suds city. It will take more than encouragement to build a fire under the team Baltimore has inherited. • Al (Dusty) Stefano, basketball coach at St. John's University, was stationed at Pearl Harbor on that infamous day — Dec. 1, 1941. He was in the Army. H«lpYtw*lftoHe«Ithl " HOT SPRINGS < NATIONAL PARK, ARKANSAS Hcslth and hippineii <r< il. w«yi in »«»ion— ind therc'i no bitter pl«ct to give them « boost thin Hot Sprinjit Hcrt, in ih< nition'i only U. S. Government controlled health reiort, the mion il •Iwiys rifhtt A stiff of «*p«rt »lt«nd- •nti is mimtiincd in th« M»)«tic Kottl bath dtpirl. s ment. Under their ikillful treatment, you'll fee! flowing health and contentment rtpltce achei, tcniion and uronitt. MAJESTIC Jonesboro Case Poll Set by AAA Member Schools' Views Sought on Grid Forfeitures JONESBORO Iff! — The Executive Committee of the Arkansas Athletic Association will be urged next week to poll member schools on whether Jonesboro should forfeit eight of its 1953 football victories. The games were ordered forfclt- eu by the Executive Committee when It found that Jonesboro had unknowingly used an ineligible player, Jonesboro asked that a poll be taken of the full membership on the chance that the member schools might overrule the Executive Committee. A similar poll last fall resulted 'Mo' Connolly Is Women's Athlete Of Year for Third Straight Time By JOHN CHANIH.I:K NEW YORK (AP) For the third straight year, Maureen Connolly — the world's tonnis queen — was chosen female athlete of the year for 1953 in the 34rd annual Associated Hress year-end poll. Little Mo, who holds all the world's major tennis titles and leads the U. S. Lawn Tennis Association rankings for the third consecutive year in 1953, ran up a heavy margin in a nationwide poll of sports writers and sportscasters. The 19 • yea 1 .' - old, brown-eye blonde from San Diego, Calif, re ceived 73 first place votes of th 126 ballots cast, and a total 0 281 points on .a 3-2-1 basis. She beat out another famou Third, and the only other woma athlete in the first 10 to recelv as many as 100 points, was Bab Didrikson Zaharias. The Babe go 13 firsts, and an even 100 points. Little Mo began 1953 by wlnnin the Australian National Champion ship at Melbourne last January She was upset by Doris Hart J She beat out another famou San Diego athlete, channel swim mer Florence Chadwick, who ha 21 first place votes and 152 votes Third, and the only other woma athlete in the first 10 to recelv as many as 100 points, was Bab Didrikson Zaharias. : The Babe go 13 firsts, and an even 100 points. Little Mo began 1953 by winnln the Australian National Champion ship at Melbourne last January She was upset by Doris Hart ,i the Italian International Tourna ment at Rome, but defeated Mis Hart in the French, Wimbledo and U. S. Nationals at Fores Hills Led Cup Team Miss Connolly, in beating Mis Hart at Forest Hills Sept. 1, wo her third straight U. S. title. Pre viously she had led the U. Wightman Cup team to an over whelming victory over Great Brl ain In the International matche at Rye. N. Y. Maureen has said she plans on more year of big time tennis. Florence Chadwick had four ma j. • channel conquests In f iv we. <; last '•'.!. She swam fro: England t- I nee in 14 hours, 4 minutes, : f time for the Eng lish Chani. ' -Tossing. Two week later she broke all records fo swimming the Straits of Gibralta Europe to Africa. S'ne followed b swimming the tricky Bosporu. Europe to Asia, and back again. Two days later s'ne swam th Turkish —dandles both ways be tween Turkey arid Greece. Sh said that was her swansong as long distance swimmer and sh Alerted Tries Again MIAMI Iff)—Last winter at Hia lean race track, Alerted made hi second try for the rich J100.00 Widener but lost to Oil Capitol Alerted is HOW at Hialeah for : third try at.the big race. He ar rived from New York after com pleting more than 10,000 miles o traveling. |n two seasons. in the reinstatement of a Rogers High School player declared ineli ible by the Executive Committe and in restoration of vlctorle Rogers had been directed to for 'eit. Jonesboro Principal Clarenci 3eis said yesterday that he anc Supt. Lloyd Ooff had been Invited appear before the committee In Jlttle Rock Jan. 16 to argue thei: case. The forfeits were ordered upon :he committee's finding that Dean Stallings, a reserve Jonesboro end was ineligible because he had attended high school for eight previ ous semesters. Both Jonesboro High and Stallings were absolved of blame, however, as the commit tee said there had been a mixup of records when the athlete trans ferred ton. to Jonesboro from Morril „ FIVE BROTHERS KENTUCKY STRAIGHT •OURBON WHISKEY Medlty Distilling Co.,Owensboro.Ky. Owned »nd Operated Exclusivity ky Ibe Medlty Brothtrl planned to take up golf. Miss Chadwick was third In the 1952 poll. Mrs. Zaharias, rated the world's greatest female athlete of the last half century, won two golf tournaments early In 1953, but in April underwent a major operation for cancer. Three.' months later she was back in tournament golf, but was out of the money in the Tarn O'Shanter at Chicago. The Babe, who has been voted female athlete of the year more than any other woman—five times —said late In December that she never felt better in her life and nament golf this year. Fourth In the 1953 poll was Tenley Albright, Boston, who at 17 won the world's figure skating championship; fifth, Betsy Rawls, 1953 U.' S. Women's Open Golf champion; sixth, Marion Ladewtg, champion women's bowler for the fourth straight year; seventh. Pat McCormick, 1952 Olympics diving champion; eighth, Louise Suggs, who earned a record $19,816 as a professional golfer in 1953; ninth, Mary Lena Paulk, U. S. Amateur Golf champion and tenth, Gail Peters, nation's best all around planned to resume full scale tour-1 amateur swimmer. DRAINAGE DISTRICT NUMBER SEVENTEEN of Mississippi County, Arkansas STATEMENT RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS Period January 1, 1953 to December 11, WSJ Cash on hand January 1, 1953 RECEIPTS Current Tax Collections (Net 1953.... Delinquest Taxes Collected Delinquent Tax Costs Cash Land Sales Income Lands Owned - Stumpage .... Income Lands Owned - Floodway Rent Tax Settlement - Air Base Land Interest .Government Bonds' 1 Miscellaneous Income Withholding Tax Collected Social Security Deductions »116,110.00 (149,043.13 531.87 30.40 45,806.70 63.40 8,775.74 1,247.64 1,125.00 20.00 772.80 78.36 Total Receipts 208,501.04 324,611.04 DISBURSEMENTS ' Bonds Paid No. 334/389 due 1-1-54....56,000.00 Bond Interest Paid - Coupons No. 14 and 15 18,640.00 Collection Charges - Bonds & Coupons 153.20 Expense - Floodway Lands - Taxes & Insurance 288.82 U.S. Bonds Purchased - $30,000 Par Value 29,273.49 Office Equipment Purchased 430.73 Withholding Tax Remitted 159.00 Social Security Deductions Remitted.. 76.77 103,622.01 Maintenance & Operation Preliminary Surveys - Engineering... 3,572.32 Drift Removal 803.35 Car Expense 526.49' Dynamite Dam at Big Lake 35.22 Levee Mowing and Repairs 2,739.68 Clean-out Ditch No. 27 3,515.79 Clean-Out Ditch No. 35 & 37 16,476.79 Clean-Out Ditch 42, 45, & 50 12,194.85 Clean-Out Seep Ditches 11,715.45 Clean-Out Ditch No. 71 2,238.76 Clean-Out Ditch No. 4 & 5 (No. 9 over-lap! 8,032.92 Ditch between Levees (Whistle).... 240.58 62,084.20 Administration Salaries 6,420.00 Legal 600.00 Office Rent 420.00 •Utilities t 420.85 Office Supplies & Stationery 416,25 Bank Exchange 112,05 Bond Premium & Insurance 414.04 Recording & Advertising 41.40 Audit 75.00 Traveling & Misc. I 327.85 Social Security Expense 76.68 9,324.12 Total Disbursements Cash on hand December 31, 1953 DEPOSITORIES First National Bank Farmers Bank and Trust Co 175,030.33 $149,580.71 94,580.71 55,000.00 $149,580.71 BALANCE SHEET AS OF DECEMBER 31, 195) ASSETS Current Assets Cash on hand..... *H9,580.71 U. S. Government Bonds $50,000 Par Value) 49,373.49 Land-Sale Contracts 3,665.98 Accrued Interest—Land Sale Contracts 621.52 Accounts Receivable 405.00 Delinquent Taxes Receivable 8,497.89 Total Current Assets 212,044.57 Fixed Auets Houses Section 20-13-8 2,200.00 Office Furniture & Equipment 1,400.00 Car and other Equipment 2,400.00 Completed Construction 558,168.22 Total Fixed Assets Total All Assets .LABILITIES Current Liabilities Withholding Tax Unremitted Social Security Deductions Unre- mitted 564,168.22 $776,212.79 193.20 19.59 Total Current Liabilities Fixed Liabilities 2% Bonds Outstanding . 212.79 776,000.00 Total AH Liabilities 77«,212.7» CERTIFICATE I hereby certify that the foregoing Statement of Receipt! »nd Disbursements for the period January I, 1953 to December 11, 195S. and he Balance Sheet as of December 31, 1953, are true and correct to the belt of my knowledge and belief. C. a. REDMAN, Secretary. Subscribed »nd mom to before me this 5th day of Jtrraary, i»5l. Seal) NOMA COTHRBN, Notary Public. My Commission expires Jan. IS, 1955. INCOME TAX DATA MM% of Taxes paid In 1*51 deductible for Income Tax purpoM*.