The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 18, 1949 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 18, 1949
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f ffHGHE EIGHT BtiTT«jEVHjLI! '<ARK.)' COTTRTER NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH IS, 19« Aggies Favored lit West Playoff Play Opens Tonight At Kansas City; Hogs See Action at 9:30 By Skipper Patrick KANSAS CITY, March 18. <AP> —The West, which lias produced six of the len national collegiate basketball champions, begins its four- team playoff scries tonight. - Matched in the (list game, beginning at 8 p.m .(CST) are the Oklahoma A. and M. Aggies and Wyoming's Cowboys. These Iwo schools have won half of -the vest's National Collegiate Athletic Association lilies. Wyoming won Ihe title in 1843 and the Aggies In 1945 and 1946. Paired at 9:30 o'clock <CST) are th« Oregon State Beavers, ratine Coast champions, and the University of Arkansas Rarorbacks, Soulh- representatives. The champion in the two-night meet here will vie with Ihe Eastern Regional N.C.A.A. winner for the national banner at Seal lie. Wash,, next week. Fast I'layoff Monday The eastern playofls will be hclrl In New York Monday wiiH Illinois mecling Yale and Vlllanova taking on Kentucky in Ihe first round. A 1 full house of approximately 9,800 Is assured for bolh niglils of the western scries. In addllion to Oklahoma A. and ftL. and Wyoming. Oregon Univer- ! city U939\ Stanford (1942) and Utah O944) have emerged as nn: tional collegiate champions for (he West. The East won national titles wlih : Indiana In 1940, Wisconsin 1941, i Holy Cross 1947 and Kentucky Insl year. The Oklahoma Aggies (20-4) rule us slight favorites to cop Ihe western meet. However, an eye Injury to starter Joe Bradley, suffered In the Fifth District playoff with Nebraska here Monday, wiisn'l consid- tred In the handicapping. • Bradley, ace Aggie guard, hns been under Ihc care of an eye specialist tiie past couple of days, but he U expected lo be ready for the tlp-oft tonight. Coaches Tick Aggir.i Each of the coaches last night WRS highly complimentary of llielr opponents and all cxccpl Henry (Hank) Iba of Oklahoma A. nurt M. •greed that Hie Aggies were most likely to succeed. Gene Lambert, Arkansas coach, ; ; Mid his learn gol Into the plnyolls |-j "pn'» ralncheck, but Intends lo make (ood for the folks back home." The Arkansas team had a season record of 12 victories and 10 losses. It finished In a three-way lie wilh Ric» and Baylor for (he Southwest crown, then won the western berth ta a playoff. ! Coach Everelt Shclton's Wyoming : elub, which leads all tennis In Western playoff appearances with live. ; has a season mark of 25 victories »nd 8 losses. Oregon State, the Pn- cifto Coast champion coached bv . Amory (Slats) Gill, won 23 and .' lost 10. Carry Your Money FARTHER Son Francisco, . Chicago Loyola In NIT Finals NEW YORK, March 18— (H'l— The championship in the National In- vllnllon Basketball Tournament probably will swing fialurday night on Ihe individual duel between Chicago Loyola's Jack Kerris and San Francisco's Don Lofgran. The Ix>yolas and the Bandy Dons from Die Pacific Coast, dark horses of the blackest hue. rolled into the title round last night at Madison Square Garden on Ihe superb ploy of Ihcse Iwo alhleles, Loyola subdued Bradley University's fire engine kids. 55-50. San Francisco lurned buck Ihe favored beanslalks from Howling Green (Ohio), 49-30. Kerris Is a well-muscled youngster ol six-feet-six, whose 61 points leads the tournamcul's individual scoters. Loyola was' fighting what scemcci a hopeless uphill battle after trailing by nine points, 31-22, at Intermission. But Kerris, aided by his team's (cictical maneuver of mld-coun stalling that opened Brndley's defense, started hitting late In Ihe game. He poured in H points In the last half, aiding lo a single point In Ihc first, to lead his mules to victory. LofRran is a willowy, six-foot-six symphony of grace from Oakland, Calif., with nn uncaiuiy push-shot. He scored ten goals from Ihc field against Bowling Green and added four free Ihrows for a 24 points. His tournament total Is 55. Browns Lack Pitching but Taylor Thinks His Winter Trades Will Help Baseball Exhibition Results By the Associated Frvss Cincinnati I Ml 9, Boston (N) 4. Boston (A) 4, Philadelphia IN) 1. Detroit (A) 2, New York IA) 2 (17 Inning tie, darkness>. Chicago (A) 15, Cleveland (A) 4. New York <N> 6, Chicago iN> 5. St. Louis (A) 2, Kim Francisco <l'C> I. Chicago (N) "B" 6, Oakland IF'CI.t "B" .4 Pittsburgh (N) 10, Oakland (POL-) 4, night game. Missouri Valley Cage Coaches to Set Schedules KANSAS CITY, March 18—(;D— Missouri Vnlley Conference basketball coaches will set league schedules for the next two seasons during a two-day meeting starting today. Del roil Universily, voted into the loop a year ago, will play a regular conference schedule for tile first time next season. Artie Eilcrs of SI. Louis, the Missouri Valley commissioner, is presiding at tiie two-day session. Former Offers to Trade Wife, Daughters & Cows For Control of Farm By (layle Talbol «• BURBANK, Calif., March 18—M')' —"There Is this much about it," said forthright Zack Taylor today, •My pitchers can't be any worse than some of those fellows I was sending oul Ihcre last year. Maybe they'll be bcllcr, The manager of the SI, Louis Browns thus summed up his opinion of how his club may be expco- Icrl lo (to In (lie '49 American League race: Zack has no illusions, any more Ihnn he has pitchers. But he likes his because he lias Ihe pallcnce lo work with youngsters, especially wilh young pitchers. "You take a pitcher, there's a lot of things he needs to learn, no mailer how good he was In the minors." lie explained. "He Rets to feeling clown on his luck, and he needs somebody lo talk lo him." There Is no rancor In the Brown's manager because his workhorse pitcher of last year, Fred Sanford, delivered to the New York Yankees for a reported $100,000 and three players. He has hopes that Dick Slair and Red Rmbrce, obtained In the deal, will win for him. Starr Hud Ooort Record "Embrcc's been a big league pitcher for several years," he said Starr had a H-9 record with Newark last ycur. In Iheir qursl for bulling power Ihc Browns have brought up a pair from San Antonio who have shown a cllsposillon to wade into big league pitching. Ken Wood, a 200-ponniler. walloped Iwo homers in successive. 1 ; days off Chicago Cubs pitching Ihis week Bill Sommcrs. a (till Infieldcr who hit ,326 for San Antonio, with :i! doubles, appears a cinch to stick Another polcnllal power inerch ant is the veteran Jnck Graham who set the Coast League on fire last year with 48 homcrnns and 13r runs' balled in. He is no newcomc to Ihe big leagues, but llils lim he expccls lo slick al first base. I.ollnr Should Help Most promising ol the Brownies' new pllchcrs appears lo be Bob Malloy, n 80-year old righthander om Indianapolis, where he was n -7 winner. Sherman .Lollar, the third player ilained from the Yankees In Ihe anford deal, should strengthen the ub'.s catching. The learn has a nucleus of three cnl big leaguers In Bob Dillingcr, t third base. C.c-nv Prirtcly at scc- nrt Al Zarilla In the oulfield. Dil- nger hit .321 last year. Zarrila 29 and Prlddy .206, with 19 runs riven in. Ed Pellagrlni, the shmlslop Is ormally a week hlller, but he has een gelling some distance on his rives this spring. Dick Kokos. a .298 Illlter last year, nd Paul l.clmer. .276. round out vhat looks loke the team's regular icld; with Pele Laydcn. the imminent footballer, still giving It he old college try. Pitchers back from last year In- lude Bill Kennedy, a southpaw liff Fannln, Ned Garver anti Al GerhHNser. Slants Drop Six Pitchers; Cards To Resume Action PHOENIX, Ariz., March I8-(/I>j— 1'hc New York Giants made their Irsl scpiad cut, dropping six pitchers. They were Bill Miller, Ken Van Gelder, Fred Volk, Tomasic toger Bowman and Ted Heits- schmldl. They were sent to Ihe lilants' minor league camp at Sanford, Fin., to be distributed between .lie Trlpple A farms, Jersey City and Minneapolis. Infieldcr Billy llgncy returned to action yesterday after missing four days practice following a heart atlack. LAKELAND, Fla., March 18—</T) —The Detroit Tigers took a day off today from the spring exhibition grind. Everyone from manager Red ItoHe down needed it after yesterday's 2-2 lie with Ihe New York Yankees in a marathon 17-innlny struggle at St. Petersburg. But there \va.s no rest for Detroit batters who couldn't muster much punch against Yankee pitchers, RoKe ordered an intensive drill with plenty of hitting practice. BURBANIC, Calif., March 18— ia • —The one bright spot in Ihe SI 1/iuls Browns' poor showing in exhibition games to date has been the work of outfielder Paul Lehner. The little guy who baited only .276 ir 103 games last year •!» hustling liki lie intends to win the regular cen- lerficld job/ He's the team's leading hitler will 14 lilts in 26 tries. His single startcc an clgln inning rally yesterday which enabled the Brown's lo beai Ihe San Francisco Seals, 2-1. • The Browns open a three gann I series with Oakland tonight. •EAUTY PROTECTION CONVENIENCE AT •EXCEPTIONALLY LOW COST BUILDER'S SUPPLY Inc. .So. Hishwaj 61 Phone Z43J FAYKTTEVILLE. Ark., March 18 Wp—The offer of an Arkansas farmer to trade his wife, dallghlers and cows to a neighbor for his wife's interest in a farm wns disclosed yesterday. Chancery Judge John K. But said the proposed deal was unfolded in his courtroom while he was trying a divorce case at nearbj Huntsvillc. in Madison County Monday. In the suil. Mrs. Alma Reynold sought a divorce from her husband Tommy Reynolds. Judge Butt said testimony wa offered that (he Reynolds couple both In their thirties, jointly ownc> a farm near VlunUville anti thai lh husband had sought lo obtain ful possession of the property. The court was told, the judg continued, that Reynolds had tol a neighbor that the neighbor cou have Mrs. Reynolds, their foi young diuighlcrs and their cows the neighbor could persuade Mr Reynolds to sign over her intere. in the farm lo Reynolds. Mrs. Reynolds overheard the conversation and sued for divorce. Judge Bull took the case under arivlsement but recommended that j Ihc couple reconsider and patch up Its differences. ST. PETERSBURG, Flu., Marcl 18— tfFr —The St. Louis Cardinals re turn to action today, meeting tin Boston Braves. The Cards took i holiday yesterday in observance o St. Patrick's Day. Probable pitchers against lh Braves are Ted Wilks, Al Brazle an Andal Papal. St. Louis hops lo ru il.s victory siring lo three game and pull abreast the .500 mark i exhibition games. . MlSSCO 4-H Cage Tourney 5ofes Selected The annual Norlli Mississippi ounty 4-H Club basketball lour- ament will be held Thursday, Fii- ay and Saturday of next week at le Blythcvlllc Armory, County gent Keith Bilbrey said yesterday. A 42-eamc bracket lor the lour- ament was drawn up earlier tills eek as a climax to preparations. 'he tournament will be double llmlnation. There will be three divisions i to lie tournament, Mr. Bilbrey said, ; lass A, B and C, with a boys and iris bracket In each division. A otal ol 32 teams will be entered. All players participating In the ournament must be a member of North Mississippi County 4-H ub under the age of 21. The A Division teams will be composed f high school aged boys and girls; 3 Division students of the sixth hrough the eighth grades and C Division sixth grade and under. The tournament will open March 4 at 9 a.m. and continue through he following Saturday night with norning, afternoon and nightly ossions to be held each day. Tro- Jhles will be awarded to the frist, ccond and third place winners of ;ach division. Sports Roundup b; Hugh fuller ton, Jr. NEW YORK, March 18. Iff}— A couple of guys from Kentucky were here the other day lo see a basketball game, and before they disconsolately dragged themselves out of town following the Wildcats' defeat, they naturally' mentioned a race called the Kentucky Derby... First bit of information was that Roscoe Goose, pcrpelual president of the Knock the Favorite Down Club, was picking Sport Page as his 1949 candidate...Then there was something about John's Joy, picked by one expert as "most likely to succeed" and Oe Luxe ("if Ben Jones takes him to Kccneland instead of sending him to Maryland with Jimmy, watch out")....And Curandei'o (he can KO the distance) and Ky. Colonel (his trainer think's he's worth a 100-1 bet in the winter books) and Wine List <he didn't do much at two, but you remember Whirlaway got off to slow start). ..Somehow the favorites such as Blue Peter. Mr. Busher nnd Capot were brushed off quickly but nearly everybody ' was mentioned.. .Every horse, that y lay Continues Tonight ] n Girls' Cage Tourney NEWPORT, Ark., March 18. (/!')— 'irsl-round play was to be com- I, txctpt Bu ainltttr. They laved hit t»rm tor dUcuuloni of basketball rtfereei. Fist Break Bernie Shlvely, Kentucky athletic director, put the basketball team aboard * train at Lexington at 4:10 p.m. one day last week....Then he climbed into his car, drove to Louisville and refereed a regional high school final that night...When the Wildcats reached Ne<v York the next morning, Bernie was waiting the station platform and he already had checked hotel reservations, arranged transportation and had time for a shave and breakfast. hi* older brother, Dick, el than I1ger», Bob Wake field, who played 1 hird base for Pueblo last lummer^L rent back to college during the off J] season... .Guy Lombardo, the band eader, i« spending $60,000 on a new I speedboat which h* hopes will da I »tter than 160 miles an hour. The Bradley U. basketball team I which contributed to the Invitation I tournament upsets, is largely com- I posed of boys whose homes art | within 50 miles of Peorla. One-Minute Sports Page Such experts as Al Welll figure the Tournament of Champions has bought up Tony Zaie's contract for a return bout with middleweight champ Marcel Cerdan, but T. of C. prexy Dave Charnay says, "it looks now like Cerdan and Zale.". ..Like pletcd today in the Arkansas High School girls basketball tournament. Yesterday's first round scores: Parkin 41, Grcenbrier 39; Clover Bend 43, Emerson 19; Tiickerman :!6, Uivaca. 20: Bellefonte 33, Mansfield 20; Stuttgart 34. Bismark 28; Marked Tree 47, nison 19. 'J.S. Airlift Transport Crashes; Crew Unhurt BERLIN. March 18—W—A flllly- oaded American airlift cargo plane ira.shpd at Tempclhof airfield early oday and all three crewmen es- capiui unhurt. The plane, a four-cngincd C-54, lipped over in a ditcli on the snow- covered field. Berlin had experienced its heaviest snowfall of the winter during the night. But ground crew's had most of it removed from the big field by the time of the crash. The pilot, co-pilot and rnjrincer were shaken up but otherwise escaped injury, the airlorce saici. Officials said later the plane overshot the rumvay. It \vas loaded with ten tons of coal and other materials for German industry. Mexican Film Actress Likes Simple Life — Or That's What She Say LONDON. March 18. lifi— Senorita Maria Felix, a Mexican film actress, let it be known yesterday silo loves "the simple life." The porters who carted her 40 heavy pieces of luggage around sort of ' wonder what -she means. j The raven-haired 28-year-old senorita arrived Wednesday from Madrid en route for a little visit in the United Stales. This is what i she had in her luggage: 63 even- \ ing dresses, 52 hats, 161 pairs of shoes, 150 pairs o[ nylons, 134 day dresses, 51 pairs of gloves, 12 nighties wrapped in blue paper and 12 (that is correct) mink coats. In addition, she had her own dress designer with her. The de- 'signcr, Armando Valdes Peza, told v,ide-eyed reporters as follows: "Scnorita is not interested very much in her clothes. They are Just necessities for her life as a film star." Scnor Pcza also informed reporters thai tile senorita fliange-s her clothes at least three times a day and never wears any item of clothing more than twice—except for her furs, that Is. Galileo, In 1581, discovered laws of momentum Involving the pendulum. Clay tile has been usrd since the nth century for kitchen \valls in Holland. Read Courier News Want Ads. SCHENLEY GIVES YOU OLDER WHISKIES j -yet you pay DLVTHEVILLES ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE Show Starts NYcckilayft 6:45 p.m. Friday & SatunlHy (DOUBl.K FKATUIIK) "BEAUTY AND THE BANDIT" with Gilbert Roland as "The Cisco Kid" no more. "THE MAN FROM TUMBLEWEED" Wild Bill Klliotl and Iris Meredith Serials: l.asl Charter of "THE LOST CITY" Kirst Chapter of "RKX AN!) RINTY" "THE FABULOUS DORSEYS" with Tommy l>orsc.y, Jimmy Dorsc-y, and .land Blair Serial: "Chick Carter, Detective' No. 5, and Carloon PUNDED WITH GRAIN NEUTRAL SPIRITS UK RE-WAR QUALITY BUNDED WHISKEY, 86 PROOf. THE: STRAIGHT WHISKIES IN i HIOWCT KK 5 YEARS M MORE (HO. 35% STRAIGHT WHISKEY. 6S% GRAIN l WRITS. SCHiNLEY DISTILLERS CORPORATION, NEW YORK CITY. SATURDAY MIDNIGHT SHOW Slarls 10:4S P.M. "The Shanghoi Chest" Roland Wiulcr* Mantan Mnrcland Also Shorts SAT. OWL SHOW AT 11 P.M. "THE TRAP" with Sidney Tolcr and Victor Sen Yonnjc ; Serial "Jessie James Rides A Rain" No. ^ Also Cartoon Sunday & Monday "DOWN TO EARTH" (IN TKCHMCm.OR) Rlfa llayvvorlli I.arry Parks Smiilay: Warnrr News A Shorl .Monday: Chapler S of "BRUCE GENTRY" an* Shorls Sunday and Monday (IXH'BI.K FKATURF.) "DEEP VALLEY" Tvllh Tda. laipinn, flane Clark, and Wayne Morris "KILROY WAS HERE' wfili Jackie Cooper and .larkle CooRan AI vi Cartoon & l,Me N'ewn NEW Manila, Ark. Shows EVKRK NIGHT Box Opens Week Days 7:00 p.m. Matinee Saturday & Sunday Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m Conl Showtnj THEATER LEACHVIU.E , ARKANSAS. STARTING TIME Wrrkd.yj: 7:09 & 9:04 P. M. Saturday & Sunday: 1 P. M. Wilb Continuous Showing Friday "DECISION OF CHRISTOPHER BLAKE" with Alexis Smith and Robert Douglas Short Subject Friday 'END OF THE RIVER' with Sabu and Blbl Ferrens Also Short Saturday 'GAWK OF POWDER RIVER" with Eddie Dean Also Short SATURDAY OWL SHOW "ACT OF MURDER" with Frederic March and Edward O'Brien Also Short 'THE PLUNDERERS' with Rod Cameron and Ilona Mansey Also Short . Saturday (DOUBLE FEATURE) "CODE OF THE PRAIRIE" with Smiley Burnede and Sunset Canon 'SHEP COMES HOME" with Robert Lowery and Marjorie Deaa Short Subject SATURDAY LATE SHOW "BOOM TOWN" with Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, and Hedy Lamarr Short Subject Fox Sunday & Monday "WHIPLASH" with Dane Clark, Alexis Smith, and Zachary Seati Movietone Newi * Short How Are The Brakes On Your Car? 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