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WOT BIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE <AKK.) COUfcTER NEWS MONDAY, MARCH 21, Eastern Playoff Begins Tonight Kentucky to Meet Viltanovo; Aggies Win Western Title NEW YORK, Mnrch 21. W>j — Kentucky's try-again boys make mother stab at basketball glory I, Saturday. Slilrley here tonight in the opening round j by thc T ,. av( ,, crs AuftoK tnc W |, Uc ,.. Travelers Get Fifth Pitcher, An Ex-Brownie LITTLE ROCK, March 21— (A'l— The Little Rock- Travelers' pilch- Ing suff has been Increased lo five. Tex Shirley, a righthander who formerly played for the St. Louis Bro« us, reported tot spring Unln- was obtained of the NCAA playoffs. Once figured almost a shoo-in for both the National Invitation and NCAA titles Die Kentuckiaiis now will have to prove they can .win under fire. - They've been beaten only twice In 31 games (his season, but thc two they lost were the big ones. St. Louis whipped the Wildcats by (wo polils in the final of tlie Sugar Bowl holiday tournament and Liy- ola of Chicago trounced them, 6247, In the quarterfinal round of the National Invitation a week ago today. Almost nobody doubts that thc Lexington Wildcats can get past the Villanova Wildcats (22-3) tonight. But the road ahead certainly doesn't look as smooth as It did a short week ago.' The immediate stumhling block seems to be the University of Illinois. Bis Nine champion with a 19-3 record. The llllnl are favored to brush aside Vnle «22-6l in the first game of tonight's doublehend- er. The first round winners meet tomorrow night for the right to oppose Oklahoma A. and M. In the national finals at Seattle. Wash., Saturday. The second place team here also will travel west for a consolation engagement with Oregon ttate. AgKies Trounce Orcgnn KANSAS O1TY, March 21. W — Tlie Oklahoma A. and M. Aggies, who seldom crack under pressure, tourtay were qualified for a chance lo win their third national colle giate basketball championship. Coach Henry (Hank) Iba's methodical Aggies. National Collegiate Athletic Association champions In )945 and 1946, outclassed Oregon State's Beavers, 55-30. In the western N.C.A.A. playoffs Saturday night. The Aggies, only team to win two N.C.A.A. titles, will meet the winner of the Eastern playoffs belnt; held In New York City tonight and tomorrow. If Kentucky wins In New York, the finals will match the nation's Number 1 and Number 2 cage powers In Seattle Saturday. Oregon Stale. Pacific Coast champion, provided little more than a workout for the Oklahomans. who apparently were still thinking about what almost happened lo them • gainst Wyoming Friday night. The Aggies won that one 40-39 on Jack Shelton's fielder with (our seconds remaining-. Big Bob Harris. 6-foot 7-inch center, who was held to two field goals in the Wyoming game, hit the net for 23 points against the Beavers. The Aggies led 21-11 at tlie half. The Arkansas Razorbacks walloped Wyoming 61-48 in a preliminary game that saw the Rocky Mountain team crumble after the first three minutes of play. The Aggies, number one in the nation defensively, scored an amazing 463 per cent of their field goals attempts for the two nights, getting 32 of 69. He played with Buffalo and Dallas last season. Meanwhile. Manager Jack Sallx- gavcr expressed pleasure over the defensive play of Al Fedcrofl, up from Flint, Mich., at second base. 'That little scooter is the best man on thc double play pivot I have scon ln % slx or seven years," says Salt'/gaver. Holdover Johnny Hadulovinh still Is being given the first crack at second, however, hccaw? of his hitting power. He nfay have to be shifted back to the outfield, though, and Fcdcroff Is regarded as "good Insurance." Two Kentucky Jockeys Lead Ooklawn Riders HOT SPRINGS, Ark., March 21. (/!')—Two Kentucky saddlcmatcs were still engaged in a cllnn-dong battle [or riding honors at Oaklnwn Park today as the M-day spring meeting went Into its fillh and final week. Lois C. Cook of Wnltesbcijj clung to a slender lead of one \vlnnlnp mount over his fellow apprentice rider. Norman Cartwright of Mor- Eanfield, who made up ground during the past week. Cook has ridden 26 winners, 16 place v horses and 17 show mounts in 131 Irlps over the course. Cartwright has a record of 25, 18 and n oul of 125 engagements. Today's featured race was the Xlalvern Purse, a mile and sixteenth nllownnc* event. Ten horses were entered. Mrs, John L. Oglcsby's entries of Potomac and Late Thrcar were assigned the heaviest Imposts o[ 115 nd 113 pounds, respectively Baseball Exhibition Results By The Associated Press (Sunday) Cincinnati (N) 9, New York (A Philadelphia (A) 6, Brooklyn (N I. New . York (N) 7, Chicago (N Washington (Al 6. Boston (Al 1 St. Louis <NI fi. Boston (N> 2. Detroit (A) 6. Philadelphia (N> Pittsburgh (N) 9, aa-n Fmnclsc (PCL> 4. St. Louis (Al 10, Oakland (PCD 4 Hollywood (PCU "B" 6, St. Loui (Al "B" 3. Sacramento 11, Pittsburgh (N "B" 8. Chicago (N) 3,' Cleveland (A 2 (ten Innings). Cleveland (A) "B" 4, Portlan (PCL) 2. Oakland Bittners Upset Phillips Oilers 55-57 Musiol Clouts a Homer fioJbo Newsom Seeking Job With Braves BRADENTON, Fla., March 21. P)—Prom Orlando comes word he much traveled, now unemployed, Bobo Newsom Is maneuvering for n opportunity to bid for a Job on he Boston Braves' pitching staff. Bobo, veteran right handed pitch- r who has been with more clubs n organized baseball than any otti- r player, Insists the Giants "didn't Ive me a fair share last season." SAHASOTA, Fla., March 21. (API —Boston's Red Sox will enjoy a arity of baseball's spring training eason today—a day oft. , • - , Gf Stan Mnsial irighli St. Loyfs Cardinal outfielder gets by Boston Graves catcher I'aul JJurris to score an Insicli.-tnc-pnrk home run in the i.vih tuning of Hrnvcs-Cards exhibition gmiic nl St. Petersburg, FJa. "he hit went to deep left center field with Binris taking the relay from horlslop Alvin Dark. Umpire Lou Jorda watches play. fcoy Smalley, Morr Cooper Destined To Give Chicago Cubs Needed Lift Frank Thomas, Alabama Athletic Director, III BIRMINGHAM, Ala.. March 21. (fPt —Frank Thomas,' 50. the Alabama Crimson Tide football coach who piled up a record of 115 victories and six bowls game.? over a 15-season span, was reported critically ill today. Thomas has been University i>: Alabama athletic director since he gavs up the head football coaching Job early in 1947. For almost three years his activity has bron restricted by a circulatory ailment. Tech Pugilists VJin State Novice Crown RUSSELLVILE. Ark.. March 21— W'—Arkansas Tech won a clear title In the novice division of the AAU boxing tournament, as thc meet closed here Saturday nighl. In the open division Ihe Boys Clubs of Little Rock ancl North Little Rock \vere co-winners. The Tech team scored 31 points; the Little Rock and North Little Rock teams. 19 points each." OKLAHOMA CITY, March 21. OT> —Like the man tailing the dog. Us news when another basketball player ontscores all-Xmerlcan Bob Kill-land of (he Phillips Oilers. That happened as the Oakland, Calif.. Bittners dethroned thc Oil- ers in the (inals of the National A.A.U. tournament here Saturday night. The Bliluers beat the Bartlcs- ville. Okla., crew. 55-51, and all- American Don Barksrtale had a lot to do with It. The Negro star poured 17 points through thc basket to run his tournament lotal to 83 for scoring honors In (he seven-day event. Kurlaiid was rmincr-iip tor 78 points. And George Kok, the 6-10 center of Ihe Pcoprin Caterpillars, was third with 12. Kok, however, was overlooked on (he all-American squad of ten men. By C.ayle Talhot LOS ANGELES, March 21— <iT>— The Chicago Cubs feel pretty cer- ,ain they have the greatest of thc •OUIIK po.st-war shortstops in noy Smalley, a 23-year oltl out of Springfield, Mo., hns been plaster- ng the ball for distance in cx- ilbltlon games. They also are beginning to sus- icct that they have fulk'n heir lo very fine curve ball pitcher in Mori Cooper, the veteran whom Sam Breadon rehabilitated during .he past, winler, Between them, Ihe pair could go a long way toward iftlng Manager Charlie Grimm's charges out ol'thc National League cellar. Smalley. 6 feet. 3 inches and 1DD pounds of grace around the shorl- fielri, was jumped to the Cubs last, year alter :i single season of minor league experience at DCS Moines in the Western League. He hit only .216, but he came fast toward thc finish. This spring he has been something of n sensation. He pumped two home runs in Ihe Cubs first five exhibition tilts and has been pouring wood lo the ball almost every time up. Mnx 'Carey, a Cubs' coach, unhesitatingly says Smalley can be one of the all-time great .shoit.stops. As for Cooper, even thf most skeptical among the observers in the western camps arc resuty to concede now that the nnce-great pitcher Is, indeed, retornietl. and thai he might fiivp Grimm's slalt Hie lift it badly needs. After a year's rctirment. Mori- JK almost palhelic in Ills determination to come back—us much for his benefactor. Breadou. ns for himself. With each outing his control is becoming sharper, his curvcbnll more troublesome to the baiters. Without exception, the new men sny Ihey are happy lo be with the Sports Roundup bj Bujh Fullertun, Jr. BURBANK, Calif., March 21. IJ!>) —If Hanager Zark Taylor of the St. Louis Browns is worried over in- urles to his regulars, he can find comfort In the progress of their eplacements. Andy Anderson, filling In for Bob- Jllllnger at third, banged out three ills and sparkled aficia yesterday a help the Browns beat the Oafc- and Oaks, 10-4. Ken Wood, subbing for Paul Lchner In center flcld, drove in five runs with a homer and double. Cubs. It Is one of the brHrr paying learns, and there arc no lichts for night ball at Wriglcy Field. Jim McDonnell Named Pilot of Helena Club Middlecoff Holds Lead In Jacksonville' Open JACKSONVILLE Fla.. March 21 - i,T"i—Gary Miridlccoil had his sights set on S2.00Q In today's final round of thc S10.000 72-holc Jacksonville Open Rolf tournament. After .yesterday's third round Miridlecoff was still three strokes ahead of anybody else nn the slar- cranuncd field. He added R one- under-pnr 71 to his hot 66 and 68 earlier rounds for 205. Glenn Teal of Jacksonville aiid Errie Ball of Oak Park, til., • ere closest, behind Muldlccoff. with M8S. Six-Way Match In Legion Arena Brotherly Affair Roy Welch, wreslledom's veteran warhorse, will bring along two o his three wrestling brothers, Jack ;ujd Lester, tonight to take part in n six-way tag match that will'con- stitute the main event of Promoter Mike Meroney's bouts at tlie Legion Arena. The- three Oklahoma brothers go against the tough Macias brothers, Antonio, Jose and Jocabo In the big main event. This bout will mark Jocauo Macias' first appearance here. Tlie six-way event will be ov-r ihe regular 90-mlnute time limit, Ucsl two out of three falls, route. The name of Macias vfas first heard in Blytheville two weeks ago when Antonio and Jose grabbed a tag de~i s ioi] rrom tough Henry ilnr- i-cil and Walter Sirois. They returned to lust week's program but lost to Bill Canny and Floyd Byrd. Pior to the main event the grap-, pling sextet will pair off in three one-fall preliminary bouts with Roy Welch {.nieelins Antonio Macias, Lester taking on Jose, and Jack swapping grips with Jocabo. Reds Claim a Russian Made Planet Discovery LONDON. Mnrch 21. (AP)'— Russia claimed toriny that It was Russian who first learned about the atmosphere on thc planet Venus. Following up recent claims that Russians invented the telephone, radio, electric light, airplane and sundry other items, the Soviet news agency Tass let it out that Astron- otner Mikhail Lomonosov "discovered the atmopshere" of Venus back in 1161 from Petersburg. "Certain foreign authors." thc agency said, "are ascribing the hon- ST. PETERSBURG. Fla., March 21- (AP>—The St. Louis Cardinals went after Ihclr sixth straight victory today against the Cincinnati Reds. The Cards, after dropping their flrst three games, have won five in a row. all from lop-flight opposition. Manager Eddie Dyer Is especially pleased with the work of his mound start and the hitting of Marty Marion. Marty has pounded out eight hits In four games. The pitchers have yielded only 17 hits In the last three games. SI. Petersburg, Fla., March 21 (AP)—Pitcher Frank Shea's sore neclc and lefty Joe Page's Inme ami is beginning to cause some concern In the camp of the New York Yankees. The two. disappointing last year, are expected to live u|j to their great 1947 showing this season by Manager Casey Stengel. Injured U. of A. Gridman In Satisfactory Condition FAYETTEVILLB. Ark.. March 21 (/n —Tlie condition of John Ferguson. University of Arkansas footballer who suffered a brain concussion in n spring scrimmage Saturday, remained "satisfactory" today hospital attendants reported. The. hospital said x-rays showec no dcterminablc skull fracture. Ferguson. flrsl-slring center walked from the practice field after he was Injured but later collapsed Lean (Muscles! Campbell, rogu- ar fullback, suffered a knee injury Saturday but It was not believei •ertons. NEW YORK, March 21, «v_ Press Maravich, assistant basketball coach at West Virginia University, Is conducting an inquiry on the reasons why basketball learns can win at home and lose away.. He lists 25 possible reasons, all of which probably have some bearing on Ihe subject., .and if he finds the real cause, ihe other coaches likely will award him a medal— or bounce him oul of their guild for polling the racket.. .Yvonne Sheran, the figure skater, says she eels sorry for tlie Judges because ley have such a big responsibility." . .Jake Stap, iiesiiman'~pilcher at Calamanco College, has a string of consecutive victories over two ears of high school and last sum- icr's play «-lth Kalamazoo rccrea on learns.. .Apparenlly he makes in Slap, look and listen. Monday Malince Talk around the basketball tour- amenl Is that Garden officials ave been asking quietly whether ; would he ..dvisablc to bring ack Wyoming next season. They light also ask if Wyoming would omc ..with Harry Mendel hand- ng his exhibition tour, does any- xxly want to bet that Willie Pep v'on't make his next featherweight Hie defense for promoter Joe -ouis?.. .FriU Davis, the Lincoln, Neb., youngster tvho.se departure Annapolis caused considerable vailing, starred on thc strong Navy e basketball team this season. He also is a football regular and an put thc shot 50 feel. Dots All, Rrothcrs Tlie Green Bay Packer's have or- ;anized an iiliimui associalion, with some 40 former Packer players in he Green Bay chapter ..The purpose, it says, is "to rally behind he Packers for a bigger and bet- :cr situation.". The boys began .aking care of Uic "bigger" part as soon as they stopped unhung., .Dr. Sharvey G. Umueck. William vnri Mary rienn who has had a nice 'acquet conchinu the teunls team 'or the past few years, becomes of this discovery lo man scientists." xxx Ger- Abul 74 per ccnl of the farms In thc United States now use elec- irtclty. Wallace Says Atlantic Pact Imposes Military Burden on United States NEW YORK. March 21. (API- Henry A. Wallace says the Nortl Allanlic pacl "thrusts an inloler able mllilary burden of our peo pie, and buys as neither peace no security." Terming the pact a "willful, dc libez-ate and complete violation" ( this nation's pledge to uphold tl United Nations, Wallace said in statement: "The formal words published x x hide from a view a whole series o the most dangerous and war-breed ing commitments and consequenses In a telegram to all major radi networks. Wallace called for tim on the air "as a spokesman fo thojr who oppose Ihe pact" lo an swer Sccrclary of State Dean Ache son's radio address on the past Pr day night. Marked Tree Girls Win NEWPORT, Ark., March 21—(/P; —Marked Tree holds the Arkansas high school girls basketball championship for the second! year. . The East Arkansas team defeated the Ashdown sextet, 46-42, In the final game of the annual tournament here Saturday night. IN THE PROBATE COURT FOR CHICKASAIVBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTV, ARKANSAS In the Matter of Ihe Estate of Linda Henderson, deceased. Notice is hereby given that letters testimentary of administration were granted to the undersigned upon thc estate of Linda Henderson, deceased, on the llth day of March, 1949 ,by the probate court for the Chlckasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas. All persons having claims or demands against said estate musl present them authenticated to the undersigned for allowance within six months from the date of grant- ing said letters. If not so presented witnin such tune they will be ev»r barred; and those claims sented within six montlu granllng of said letter will priorily over Ihosc filed after thfl lapse of said six month*. Uated this Ihe 19 day of March 1949. H. O. MATTHEWS H. G. Matlhews. Executor of lh» Estate ol Linda Henderson, deceased. H. G. Matthews, Executor, Box 493, Blythevilte, Arkansas. G. W. Barham, Attorney for Execulor, Guard Building, Blytheville, Arkansas. 3121-2S-4,'* president of Knox College July 1 .. .Even a tennis coach has to take some knocks. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. LEACHVI LLE , ARKANSAS Monday & Tuesday i, ht. • • • FRED * MicMURRAY! Mil/ : MANX • SINATRA: Warner News & Cartoon COMPARE BACK LABELS AND YOUJOO, WILL BUY SCHENLEY/ Schenley continues to blend, with pre-war quality grain neutral spirits, the same rich measure of year old whiskies.' SCHENLEY •GENUINE PRE-WAR QUAUTV BLENDED WHISKEY, 86 PROOF. 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With Continuous Showing Last Time Today "WHIPLASH" with Dane Clark, Alexis Smilh, and Xnfhary Scott Fox Movietone News & Short Tuesday "AN ACT OF MURDER" with Frtdric March, Edmund O'Brien, and GeniliHne Brooks Short Subject and Hollywood Screen Test Night Dial Opens 6:45—Start.-, 1:00 Last Time Today "DOWN TO EARTH" (IN TECHNICOLOR) Rita Hayworth Larry Parks Serial: Chapter 5 of "BRUCE GENTRY" and Shorll Tuesday "MUSIC MAN" Freddie Stewart, Phil Brito Jimmy Dorscy and His Orchestra Serial: Chapter 5 of "BRUCE GENTRY" and Shorts BLYTHEVILLES ONLY Shuw Starts Weekday* HU5 p.m. Last Time Today (DOUBLE FEATURE) "DEEP VALLEY" with Ida Lupino, Dane Clark, and Wayne Morris 'KILROY WAS HERE" with Jackie Cooper and Jackie Coogan Also Cartoon & Late News NEW Manila, Ark. 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