The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 5, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 5, 1953
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YAWf.T OWTRWR VICTORIOUS CHICKS - Members of Blytheville High School's basketball team gatlior around Coach Jimmy Fisher following t h e Chicks' 84V77 victory over Bay which gave Blytheville its first North* *..*' # * •" * east Arkansas Invitational Tournament championship. Blytheville smashed four tournament records in sweeping through four opponents (Courier News Photo) 'You Can Write Me Off; Wyatt Says of Rumor from Little Rock Ripley Gets Two From Harrison The Ripley, Term., Yellowjackcts giabbed a 'doiibieheader from the Harrison High Dragons here Saturday night. The nipley girls took a' 35-21 decision and the boys were victorious by a 51-49 count, In the boys game the smooth- clicking Yellowjaeket* had to beat off a late Harrison, rally to preserve their victory. The Yellow- Jackets, using a well-oiled fast break that was sparked by some smooth ball handling, led all the way. The Dragons take on thevYeilow- Jackets again tomorrow night in Ripley and then return home Friday night to meet Newport, in a pair of games. . T- -r T. jf. . . , ,, ^»«— Chicks,NewNEAChamps,Get Set f n Hall, Cage Two Big Contests This Week "-•-<• ^ Having flliir smashed turns its attention ) a pair of i contests this The Chlckasaws and Papooses played the Lions 46-35 in the semi- mrnev to. Pn-ratr. tr,m™™». „.„,.. fllln , match j. Mt ,. ly aUcrlloon n Other teahis that fell by the \vay- s ^ e 'n the Chicks' push to their l-.ggott was elimmaUd .from the first ASC tourney crown In five Northeast Arkansas tourney by Bay tries were Forrest Cits', knocked off es Journey to. Piggott tomorrow night where they will meet the tough Mohawks. was eliminated -from (.he by 66-51. Humboldt Here On Friday night, the Chicks t*ke on highly-regarded Humboldt, Tenn., nt Haley Field gymnasium. Humboldt beat Milan, Tenn., which holds one of the two wins over the locals, by two points several weeks back. Forty-four personal, fouls were called in the Blytheville-Bay final game of the tournament which the chicks' took. 84-17. The majority of the fouls were committed in the, first half when both tennis appeared jittery in the lace of final game pressure before some 3,800 'spectators, . a record crowd for the six-year-old Arkansas State College event,.ii '. . In a preliminary match, Nettleton had an easy time in downing an outclassed Ploughkeepsie quintet «4-4o for first place in the B classification, Holland Hot The game but outplayed Bay team suffered from a lack of defensive height to stop big Montroe Holland, the chick's 6-6 pivot man who hit the bucket for 40 points to become high-point man and set a record for individual scoring In the tourney. , . For the YellowjackeSs, It was a fire-house brand of fast-break basketball that kept the outcome from becoming assured after the Blythe- vllle quintet hart rolled up a 20- point halftlme advantage, 53-33. Fighting back in the second half the Yellow-jackets Closed fast in' tightening the margin to the final 1-point djffercncc. The win also marked the first time the Chicks had made the grade to finals of the highly competitive tournament. . • . Hill and Isbell had 22 and 2t respectively to lend. the scoring for Childress was runner-up Blythevllle with 16. Drouth Ended? -Winning, the tourney establishes the Chicks'as favorites for the district championship, providing the possibility of a dark-horse role for the Blythevillians should they get R> the state event after a | om r (r-ound-ball drouth in the Mississippi County city. *T In getting to the finals O f the tournament, the chicks eliminated In the semi-finals the classy Leach vine Lions, two-time tourney winners and ajways ' a Northeast Arkansas threat. The Chicks out- for 6B-61 in first round play, and Trumann, beaten 46-35. Not in this years' tournament was another Northeast Arkansas power, the Jonesboro Golden Hurricane, ' . Two Make Ali-Tourney Several new records for the tourney were set in the final game. In addition to ihs single game record of 40 points. "Holland also set a new high for individual plny- ers in the four-game series with 100 In addition to his single game Blytheville's 84 markers also established a new team score tor a single game; the previous top be!n« 12 points set by Joncsboro in 1349. „„, ,_ rnvmi . The combined scores of Blytlie- —'Henley. Woodard. ville and Bay of 161 was a new high for both teems In a single game. The previous high was 134 points. Two Blytheville players, co-captains, Montroe Holland and 1 Bob Childress, were chosen on the all- tournament team.* i : The remainder of the ten man squad was made up of Perry Isnell. Bay; Charles Brown, Walnut Ridge; Charles Adams. Leachville; Don Underwood, Bay; Donald Pruett," Rector; Franklin Heath. Tu".'<- errnan; Henry Hill and Douglas Pulley, 'both of J5ay. , ' Tlie lineups: Blythefille Gentry 9 Childress .,16 Holland 40 Mas-ley 7 O'Brien 8 Pos. F F C G G Bay Pulley IS Hill 21 Underwood 11 ' • Isbell 22 Smith 7 Substitutes: Blytheville — West, Hill 4. Pnvett. Taylor, .Hays; Bay ' Problerrv.GetLandy To Extend Himself By GAYI.E TAI.BOT MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — In appearance, John Lanrly, the young fellow who ran a 4:»2.8 milt Saturday, is anything but the typical conception of an Australian, most of whom are pictured as being florid and raw-boned. John is olive-complexioned and his mop of curly coal-black hair goes back from a high forehead. His delicate features might serve as the popular idea of a divinity student. But make no mistake "about it, this hoy can run. He's in marvelous physical condition from 'the rigorous training grind his coach, Percy Cerrutty', has put him through. On Cerrutty's orders, Landy has averaged an hour and 40 minutes of , exhaustive workouts daily since returning. from' the Olympics In Helsinki. Cnniiilent of 4:00 Mile Cerrutty has dedicated himself to bringing world fool-racing supremacy to the Southern Hemisphere before 1SS6. He Is absolutely confident Landy can run the fabled four-minute mile the first day conditions are right. He thinks his only problem is finding some means of making John extend himself to the limit, obviously there's no other miler around who can do It. Another of Cerrutty's pupils named Perry ran hirmelf into exhaustion merely setting a fast pace in Saturday's race. You could do worse than bet Landy will be the' first athlete In history to run the four-minute mile. Any faint feeling of skepticism we might have had about hw phenomenal times — he ran the mile in 4:02.1 Dec. 13 _ when we watched him in his latest effort. Says It C»n Happen It is more than probable that if the 22-year-old Melbourne Unito buck a stiff breeze on the fina ISO-yard straightway, the "miracle mile" would be on Its way to the record books now-. Landy himself isn't especially surprised or excited over having run the third fastest mile in history. He said he came back from Europe convinced that someone over there would do four minutes soon He hopes he can beat them to It. Fifteen players on Navy's 1952 football squad live In Pennsylvania Pour are Ohio residents. "(fences vV/TH our OF TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR COMPLETE FORD FRONT END SAFETY CHECK-UP $£50 5 6 Here's what we do: Set Caster Camber and Toe In Cross Switch S Assemblics ' A Safct >' Special yon cJr?'t afford to •roadway & Chickptawbo 4453 Rarity, Undefeated By El) CORRIGAN ceK'trr^ ; 5 %et: asi£» th - b * - * . , ge- ting more pronounced if anything. In previous years, you usually could count a dozen or so major outfits with clean records at this stage Today, you don't have to use all your fingers to count them. leglat? circles. If they continue at their present, pace, some ; of the other teams that could -wind up on top of the heap before long Include I* Salle 11-1 Oklahoma A&M 10-1, Washington 9-1 and Notre Dame 7-1. c , ,. ., * J n "« nvirs uamt 7-1, ordham v SoU " lcrn California. Three tournaments ended Satur- ordham, Nnvy, Georgetown ,nH day: Mississippi won the Memphis Invitation by downing Auburn, 65- Fordham, Nnvy, Georgetown and Wichita still are rolling along without a setback, but It wouldn't be going out on the limb to say that it probably will be Just a matter of time before they bite the dust along with the other topnotchers. All Slates Rough Al! have rough schedules. Seton Hall and Fordham have a date Jan. 14. The Rams, probably the clnss of unusually weak lineup of New York schools, also play Navy, Georgetown and. Navy, in turn, also have scheduled ench other. Southern California still has to wade through Juot about every team on the Pacific Coast. Even the nation's No, 1 team in the weekly Associated Preix poll, Kansas State, -has been beaten. Michigan State turning the trick a couple of weeks back. But the Wildcats don't figure to have any trouble this week. They play only one game and that's against a so-so Marquette outfit. Seton Hill Is certain to press State for the No. i spot not only on the basts of its undefeated record but also because it is the first major team In the country to score more than 1,000 points. Its 13 victories also head the list. Southern Cal has 10, Fordham 9, Wichita 7 Navy 6 and Georgetown 5. The Pirates from South Orange, N. J., play only once this week after polishing off three more opponents over the holidays. The nation's leading-major college scorer, Walter Dukes, scored 28 points in the Pirates' 75-52 victory over Lemoyne Saturday night although he didn't play the last five minutes. Conference Rolls Comlnjr Now that al! the tournaments are out of the way, most of the teams can start concentrating on the con::."„ r '"" " " ' 1JUU "" : um - can starl concentrating on the con- verslty student had not been forced fcrcnce races which so far have tO blink A stiff hrc&Ta ~« tv,_ /(_-! . . . . ,, , . been snowed under by the biggest rnsh of^tournaments in history. Actually, except for chopping down the list of unbeatens and adding a little lucre to the college funds, they aa. in the Hutchinson Kas, Tournament. 54-47, and Kas.ievent with a 60-57 over Cape Olrardeaii, triumph A highly placed source at Arkansas satrt last night that Wyatt, a Tennessee-trained single wing man grid boss at Wyoming, and the University had agreed on terms Includ- . . you can write- ma off as jut a.wlher ing «n annual salary of 412,500 Thh source! dedlnln usT£ his rlnXnTwa^nY '7™' "" name, didn't say whether a contract nermlt Wvnit ( "L delayed to actually had been signed or no" S"p!' a t Wyomfnf' ln .h'""" '" *n,_. term contract was offered. get Vre&KV""SS?i All SWC Teams Get Into Loop Race DALLAS (AP) _ Six R ,mc s bringing all the members into ™ ^M^^Kffi action -onen the Southwest Conference basketball champion- (Hc / oItJ a newiman only: "My ad'- ship race this week. ' *' ce fs wh «" 1'ou hear a rumor Ilka Favored Southern Methodist hat- C o, ties (op contender lilcc Tuesday bei niBht in the feature game of the week. The Methodists and Owls get loeether at Houston. Texas and Texas Christian Play at Austin the same night and Texas A&M and naylor clash at Waco. Arkansas vs. Aggies Saturday night Arkansas, another leading title contender. Invades Texas to play Texas A&M at College station while Baylor ami Texas, Christian scrap at Fort Worth and Southern Methodist gets Texas nt Dallas. Southern Methodist, carries the favorite's tag becauae of its triumph In the Prc-Season Conference Tour- Da"- - in the finals. SMU defeated Arkansas by three points and Rice by nine. Rice has seas.,,, , cl .u,,,, having won six while losing only two, and Arkansas is next with 5-3, while Southern Methodist has a 4-4 record. But SMU hasn't last, a game for a week. Tulsa Toujh Arkansas took its second drubbing of the season from Tulsa last Saturday, losing 61-50. It made the conference's record In intersccltan- al play only 12 victories against n Sedgman Starts Playing for Cash H* Begins Five-Month Tour Tomorrow in the Prc-Season Conference Tour- LOS ANOFI F<J in*. 17 , c. ^ rE^nST rt »- 11 "-.»'- ^ffiKZZS?£& srr-aS ofs**«- Sr i n - ^--= Rice has the.bit season record, to". PCner °- " '•! ve - mi " lth losses. Gene Schwliiger, Rice center, s to top the conference in Tesas Christian with 133 In eight In Spite of Amazing Game, Agganis Will Play Baseball MOBILE, Ala. (*) _ A terrific farewell football performance In the Senior. Bowl left Harry Agganis Armorel Boys, Missco Girls Win Games Two of the county's top B teams Armorel's. boys and Mlssco's girls, won impressive victories Friday night. Armorers boys defeat Missco, 6636. and the Missco girls won, 83-30. Bradhaw sacked up 22 markers to pace the Armorel boy.5 while Bell, with 11, WB.S high for Missco. Girrlley, Mlssco'j high scoring girl, came up with the phenominal total of 39 points. Hudson led Armorel with 13. Armorel meets Braggadocio, Mo., at Armorel tomorrow night. Armorel Ashmore 7 . Uyer 12 .... Bradshaw J2 Carmon 7 .. Dixon 12 ... Fos. ,. F. , F. ,. O. . O • o. .Missco 11 Bell ... 1 Griffin ... 6 Miller . 5 Simmons .-..'. 7 Davis meant little. The conference winners will get spot. 1 ; in the coveted X NCAA Tourna- Substitutions: Armorel — Odoin. Cooper (3). Bassett, Dobbs. v i3) and Garrison. Missco—Vancannon, Ray, May, Allen m and R. Ray. Welch Brothers On Mar Show Hoy and'Joe Welch meet Eddie Malone and Rough Red Roberts tonight In the main tag match go at the American Legion auditorium. Plenty of action can be anticipated. Last week, things got so rough that the customers started waving chairs about . . . mostly In the direction of the unpopular Roberts. Malone meets Roy Welch and Roberts faces Joe In the preliminaries which begin at 8 o'clock. Girl! Armorel Pos. .Missco Hudson (13) .. F. . (15) Ragland F. Dyer (10) . T (301 Clay Lott (2) .... o. .. (30) Girdlcy Webb o. .... (3) Holmes M. Dyer o. /. Slacks Odoin G Simpson Substitutions: Armorel — Jones (5). Beard. Missco — Cook, Garner, Christian, A. Simpson'. Battlefield in Widener MIAMI (f,— The first nomination for Hlaleah's »IOO,000 Widener this winter was Battlefield, top money- Boston University's one man gang, with but fe\v regrets tpdny aiiout choosing baseball for a .career.'.'. He said he had thrashed out the football vs. baseball Issue with himself last November before he signed n contract u-ltli the Boston Red Sox. "Of course I hate to give up football nnd I npprccl.itc all the nice things everyone said about, my playing," he said after he had led his North tenm to a 28-13 win over the &outh here Saturday. "But r realized I couldn't do both. I made my choice when I decided to play baseball with fhe Red Sox, and I'm going to concentrate on trying to make good with Boston." Boston University's aggressive T- quarlcrback passed for two touchdowns, ran, punted. Intercepted two passes nnd booted two conversions, In one of the greatest one-man performances in any all-star game. The North's victory evened the count in the four-year Senior Bowl series at two-all. T' Osceola, Keiser Juniors to Play . OSCEOLA — After a two-week layoff for the Christmas'and New Year holidays, the Osceola nnd Keiser junior basketball teams get back in the saddle tonight at Osccola in a doubleheader feature. These same two teams met in a regular pre-Chrlslmas schedule game.and the junior Yellowjackets from Keiser took both ends of the girls and boys tilts. Since thai time, however, the Osceola girls have Improved and could make it an Interesting night for the visitors. Probable starters for the girls will be Anna Beth Morrow, Betty Clare Doyles, Llnrla McMfnn, Jennie B. Gillentlne, Mclba Jones and Carol Jones for the Osceola team. For the visitors, coach Barney Kyser will probably st*rt I. McGln- nls, D. Mllli, M. Smith. K. Morgan D. Smith and R. Duvnll. SS^'^SSS :~sS«.cs: . . - phia, nephew of the late Joseph E, for whom the race is , ar Icy Adalr will start Tom Pat Hartley, J. w. Rcece, Larry Hulsey, Jlmmle Llndscy and Coy Peepers against Kelser's D. Lynch, D. Hayes, BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Jan. 5 8:00 p.m. TAG MATCH Roy & Joe Welch Red Roberts & Eddie Molone 90 Mln. Time Limit, Best 2 out of 3 Falls Adult* 60c—Children 15e Also 1-Fall Marches 30 Min. Time limit Roy Welch'vs. Malone Joe Welch v», Robert* this, forget It," mtests; is second and Gene Lam- journaiT* l n* ^ noxvllle ' Tenn, ^of rt Arka:,sa, ,1th ,„ ,„ e, g h, %^X^™%; nounced that Wyatt would get tha Arkansas job. Bnrnhin denied the story. Wvatt said he didn't know anything about At Cotton Bowl Wyatt. Barnhfll and other University of Arkansas officials were in Dallas for the Cotton Bowl «m«' It was then that they reportedly came to an agreement. Sedgman and his Australian Davs Cup team partner Ken McGregor irrlvcd here by plane yesterday and paused from, tennis -practice long •nough for some barbled replies to lls critics In Australia. *10»,000 Guarantee tinder the pro pact the Aussies Bet a »100,OM guarantee, with 75 per cent going to Prank and 25 to McGregor. They'll also get n percentage,If gate receipts warrant and i chance to play for purses In pro tourneys. McGregor will fn M Panohn Segura In singles and the Ausstes will battle the ^Americans In doubles About 80 playing dales are planned A pair of high-ranking Australian tennis,fathers have made it clear they didn't approve of the decision to turn professional ami wouldn't give their countrymen any help. No Aussie Sp<in>»rship 'We'd hoped they would help us" Sedgman said. "I don't think il is «ry nice when we helped terms orm11 " on ' T retlrcd flom «><"*there, over the last three years I J"?.-^ " eXt £ .".* SO - n ™ tl : D ? U « 1 »« think It's a bit tough on us." W™N™. en * £££•££ —<',<' —« <* »' Victor^ tdent of the.Lawn Tennis Assocla- • h "- "" ss<a " nrl anf tt "'" Tm ° { tion of Australia, that "amateur «s- soclatlons here would not like a sponsored professional'tour." Bryan Fuller, .president of the New South Wales Lawn Tennis Association, said In Sydney It would ae unthinkable for his association to sponsor a visit by the Kramer troupe. A total of 7,903,590 fans attended parl-miltuel harness racing at tracks In 11 states during 1952. H. Darons. C. Spain and R. Smith. '<=». " to iviay 21 a The junior Yellowjackcts swamp- In Chicago. This is ed the Osceola Papooses 50-0 il J — -<-*-• their last engagement and the Kcls er girls beat the Junior girls fror Osccola 27-10. . Game time: 7:30. "Plained that a formal an- from his contract Barnhlll Mum A vacancy was created at Arkansas when Otis Douslas rcs , gned ° ,_ Arkansas Athletic Director John T, , 11 who was line coach at the University of Tennessee when Wy- r«t.*i« r n e<1 ' h( i' e "' •"" e " d ln tha ' late 1930s, wouldn't confirm or deny he r Bulletin ~F,\YF.T1 EVJI.1.E, Ark. W) -1 Dr John T. Caldwell, president of iht school, confirmed rennrts that WT- fclt, once dropped from con^dera ('on as "iinavaii.bk" has re-entered the picture as the leading Candida!,. UMK-ell s,lM he and several other member* of the Faculty Committee on Athletics ,met al ih» Cotton Bowl In Dallas New Tear'a Bay. Wyall asked that "we reopen emuiUersilnn of him ai a candidate an condition that he I» ahle to make satisfactory arrangements abnnt W» contract »t Wyoming" Caldwell said. Last month Arkansas and Paul Bryant, of the University of Kentucky agreed on terms. But then Bryant, announced It would be Impossible for him to leave Kentucky, where he has a long term contract! A switch to the conservative Tennessee single wing would be th« third drastic system change for Arkansas' nazorbacks In four yean and would pill them back wherg they were In 1948. Barnhlll employed the single wing in 1M* 1 , '47 and '48,. leading Arkansas. Into th> Cotton and Dixie Dowls. In 1849 Bnrnhill switched to -the' light ' T formation. He retired from coach-: Installed the split T. In six seasons at Wyoming, Wyatt compiled a record of 39 'victories with 11 losses and one tie.'Ten of those defeats were suffered In his first two seasons. Wyatt was end, coach and first assistant nt Mississippi State from 1930 to 1946, with a year out to serv* as an aircraft gunnery officer In th« Navy in 1944. Tournament Extended MILWAUKEE, Wl*. (VFJ — • Th« 1953 American Bowling Congress vGotdcn Jubilee" tournament ha* been extended one week. The tourney Is now scheduled to run from Feb. 21 to May 24 at the Coliseum In Chicago. Tills is a total of 93 days, clRht days longer than the record 85-day run in Milwaukee last spring. The extension was mads because of the heavy advance rcs- ^ crvaUons. WANTED TO EMPLOY 5 FORD > SALESMEN We need 5 men to sell the High-Preferenc* New Ford Cars and Trucks and Fast-Selling Used Cars and Trucks. Earn up to §700 |800 per month. Inquiries Kept Strictly Confidential ' &•**.& Pk&p* PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Phon* 4453 Blythcyille, Ark. For Fine Foods, Choose PACKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries We Deliver Coll In 2043 Come In 1044 Chick.

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