The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 8, 1950 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 8, 1950
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BLVTHEVTLLE, .(ARK.) COURIER NEWS •^ • ' P" I ^^ ' " " ^ : " ~~~ ~^~' ~ 7 ~" " —— y AGB THraTEEr* Rison Edges Out Osceola in Class B Playoff Game 19-16 t • • •• -——-—•—=— —:— i... • •• • • * <> / -• ^ • V^ Seminoles See Final Touchdown tiixed by Penalty Tommy Spiers Leads - Team in Snow-Covered Pine Bluff Stadium Special to Courier News . PINK BLUFF, Ark., Dec. 8. —-Risen knocked Osceola out of the Class B playoffs hore last night, 10-16, in a rough fuul tunible game. Fists and tempers flared briefly after the game, • between players and fans, but nothing serious developed. Breaks made the difference for Rison. A fumble deep in Osceola territory gave Rison the ball on the Seminolc 30 and the Wildcats uncorked a trick pass play deep lit the fourth period to wrap up the game. Later, a scoring pass from Tommy Spiers to Warren Weluberg was nullified by a. penally. . =; After tlint there wasn't time to ••'aster n scoring drive and Osce- Wa had to'content Itself with coining close. Spiers' passing was the sparkplug which, made Osceola ever dangerous. Spiers: 9 of 17 • He attempted n and completed nine- tor 208 yards despite the two Indies of snow In Jordan stadium. Spiers passed to Harvey Lee Hill for a touchdown play which covered 52 yards In the first quarter. Spiers' conversion try from placement was good. Rison came back In Hie second quarter when Pete Pennington dashed 49 yards to set up a Wildest tally. Quarterback George Walker went over for the score and Billy McGowan converted. Shortly thereafter, Spiers' passing again paid off (or Ihe Seminoles. He passed U> Welnberg for another touchdown and again converted. •That, made It 14-7, Osceola at half time. In the third quarter, Rlson recovered a fumble on its own 20 and began an 80-yard touchdown march —the only sustained drive of the Borne. Southpaw Passer Billy Morrison went over for the score and the conversion attempt failed and Osceola. held a one-point margin. In the final quarter. Rison sprung southpaw passer James Wolfe in a trick play which saw Wolfe hit McGowan for the touchdown - After a pemlty cancelled Spiers' touchdown toss to Wemberg Mor•on intercepted and Rison began Sralling for time »'Trying to run foe clor> out *~M- son intentionally ga\e Osceola n «afetv and Just had time to .kick off to the Seminoles' before' the game endetl. Rison's opponent in the Class B 'li'Kl next week nil] be decided Friday night when Atkins p \a\s at Stamps. lineup* " son "•<* Osceola G'ow L * .. 'wilson McMurtrey .. L T, ,..:.. Lanmlm S°^. on L P-'-.-'• Alexander, McKlnney .... c. :Johnson Sa'nt RG. .......Stevens Wh'te RT. ... Edrlngton ™ c ?. owan v R.E. .... Welnberg Walker ..,.». Q.B. stilhvell Pennlngton .. R H Sp i ers Pitlman t, H. .... • Hill Wolfe f B. ....... 'nunr, Substitutions: Rtson — Baggett. Morrison. Osceola—Lowe, B. Hill C Rose. . .' .' Sports Roundup Bj HUGH FUI.1.EKTON I*. NEW YORK, Dec. 8. (/Pj—Did you know the Phillies had a "Whiz Kid" manager In their farm system, too? . . . Even Danny Carnevale's boosters don't think he'll succeed Eddie Sawyer soon, hut they predict a fine future for the 33-year-old Terre Haute manager, ... In his five years as a player-manager he has hit a consistent .300 and his teams never have finished worse than second. . . Danny figures he has a couple of years more as a player in the lower minors before he settles down on the bench. . . . Peter Mul- 1ms, who placed sixth In the 1948 Olympic decathlon. Is trying Basketball for the 'first time at Wsslv- ington State College and likes It. . . . One of his teammates, Eric Roberts, tied tor first in the high jump in the Pacific Coast-Big Ten track meet last, spring. . . . Rd Benedict, co-captain of the 1934 NYU football team, has Invited Coach Hugh Devore and his squad to spend Saturday on Ed's 900-acre farm at Brewstcr. N.Y. , . . There's n guy who has gone further than NYU football In 15 years. Fluid Slluallon After traveling all the way from Norman, okla.. to Minneapolis to scout the Minnesota basketball team in its romp against Nebraska, Shocky Needy. Oklahoma's assistant basketball coach, reported: "We are preparing a strategic withdrawal to prepared positions—only we don't have the prepared positions." • , Onc-Mlnule Sports Pa se Story from the south Is that the Southern Conference will take action this week to make other schools confirm with conference eligibility standards If they want to play football against teams in the circuit . . Doc Nardielio. who patches up fighters, hockey players, etc at the Garden, : recently . became a grandfather. . . . Durham. N.C, Is planning a full week of entertainment for the 200 kid golfers (and accompanying adults) who'll be there tor the U.S. Junior Chamber ot Commerce tournament next August And some 15 cities already are bidding for the 1952 avent. . . Duquesne U. basketball followers think they have another Charley Cooper In freshman Fletcher Johnson. He's a product of Dwlght Morrow High in Englewood. N.J.. which also turned out Sherman White. Make It Unanimous Slori making the rounds In'South Bend Ind is that a Notre Dsme Ian appro-idled Coach Frank Leahv and remarked 'Mr I eihy..I understand that jour freshman football team has been, running through the varsity, in p r a c 11 c e" ... .-t And Frank putting on a long face, •«: plied Yes they hate been-but who hasn l"> End of the Line The American Bovtiln'g Congress is trying to -start a file of records made bj left-handed bowlers "' ' Detroit, celebrating its 250th anniversary next year. Is bidding for five major AAV championships, including the outdoor track meet That should provide at least one badge for everyone in town. Look for a wholesaif farming-out ol some pretty, good ball players now .that the . minors finally have voted out the;, .bonus , rule. Major ™£ (t Clubs had thcir Plans all made weeks ago;... ; Mike W eMs. able Santa Clara..u, tub-thumper has transferred his activities to the Los .Angeles Angels An angel m disguise, of course Boxer is Killed In California MERGED, Calif..'"- Dec.' : 8." (fl 1 ) Samuel J. Lopez, .26, V professional boxer who fought,as Johnny Lo- J|7, died last night after "being Cocked out In a charity shoV Lopez, ot Richmond, Calif.,' was knocked out in a .preliminary bout of the Elks Club boxing show. He died at Merced General • Hospital from a brain hemorrhage", accord- Ing to Dr. C. C. Fitz-Gibboh. ' ' Lopez, at 128 pounds, was matched against Joe Madrid, 127 of.stockton Calif. He was floored In the second round for a count ol eight with a left to the mid-section. Getting up he threw one wild punch, which missed, then was knocked out with a short right to the chin. Rockefeller Center in New York is the largest privately owned business and entertainment center in the country. Recruits in Singapore SINGAPORE" M-j-Twenty sever/ more new., recruits have qualified for service with the Royal Air Force in Malaya. . The group consists of 10 Chinese eight Indians, five Malays and four Eurasians. They completed a six- »nH ,", aiUt rti5ci P«,">ry course and will receive further training in air technical jobs at the R.A F Scletar air base near Singapore Icelandic Santa Clous REYKJAVIK, .Iceland --</T>,_ TO many. Icelandic children Santa Claus Is an -American. This Is particular y true In and around the Kcflavik Airport which Is operated by Americans. During the war American soldiers held Christmas parties for the local children rfith big successes and the habit was th b thC civllians who tool! over Texas Prestige M Stake in Tilt with LSU AUSTIN, Tex., .Dec. 8. M>j-The powerful University of Texas Long- noi-ns risk prlcle and little else here tomorrow against Louisiana State University. Ttie Steers have already clinched t"e Southwest Coiueience championship and the host spot In ' the New Year's day Cotton Bowl a- gainsl Tennessee. Al they. 1 )I be after tomorrow Is to make their record nine.victories against one defeat—a 14-13 affair to the nation's No. t ranked football, team, Oklahoma. Regular right halfback Lew Levn)e isn't slated to see any action for Texa^ and Bob Haley, a capable substitute, is still a doubtful pro-former. But. despite this the Longhorns, third ranking team in the nation, are a two to three touchdown favorite. Blair cherry, ailing University ol Texas soach who i s retiring alter the L'otton Boivl game to enter the oil business, has said he woulci r^ able to take charge of the team for this same. Cherry was hospitalized shortly before Texas' traditional ; Thanksgiving Day game with Texas A. and M. The team was guided in that tilt by Ed Price, slated to succeed Cherry. College Basketball By the Associated 1'ress Long island 55 Denver M (two overtimes) Vermont 66 Dartmouth 64 tover- M'"e) . . St. Johns 76 Southern Methodist, 72 St. Gonavciiturc 79 Valparaiso 61 Texas A and Al 45 G'anisius H Washington (St. Louis) 45 Missouri 42 77 Oregon State 74 Utah state 5ii Wichita 50 Washtrarn 02 Colorado College 57 ( McKendrce 88 stowc tMo) 15 Panhandle (Okla) Aggies 65 Kricnds 40 Culver Stockton 45 Carthage 43 Peru (Neb) 79 Baker 46 Bethany (Kas) 81 Hastings 68 North Carolina 69 Richmond 4G Brlgham Young 63 Eastern Kentucky 58 Southeastern okla 85 St Mary's I Tex) 60 Arkansas Tech 83 Hendrix 50 Magnolia (Ark) A and M 54 Mc- Ncese, La. 48 In one day Far East Combat Cargo Command airplanes hauled V 076.000 pounds of war cargo into battle areas. Cor/ Bell's Arkansas Sportettcs — Leachville Cage Team is a Family Matter Ll'ITLE ROCK. nee. A. f,T>,—Tkift rl,o,, M,.r...... . . ... . :... ._ LITTLE ROCK, Dee, 8. dr,— word from'Russellvlllc Is that Deward Dojison, the Tech basketball kingpin, is more effective when the 6 foot 7 Inch .Tabor is in there, taking charge pf rebounds. Tabor— the fellows call him "Coon", is a junior from Pyatt. Some statislcal information ol the Ciundcn Panthers, who meet Blytheville tonight for the Class AA erfd title: The Panthers have gaintrt an average or 4.5 yards on their 39!) ground plays this season. They have completed 82glasses for an-average of 14.5 yards. Canute!) uses the double wing, light T, spread and punt formations Richard Hushing is the chief scorer, with «5 points and has been good for an Ri-cinge of 4.9 yuds every time he carries the ball. Coach Sam Colctnan, dean of A'-kansns high school skippers In point of service at one school-he's been in Oamrten since 1925- had six Icttmncn at the start oi the season. This'year, five of the starting eleven are seniors, im-lud- mg all four of the bucks. > Prediction Dept: Hot Springs High School Basketball Coach Na- than McCauly believes pine ; Bluff+ will be the team lo beat for the Big Six basketball crown this season. He didn't include the Trojans In his appralbal: "We'll lie lucky to fin- slxlh." McCiuilct contended. Crylns toweil corner: Coach Jolin .Rsuith of Arkansas State wishes basketball could be pluyed with four. Instead of five players. Why? \\elt. It seems the Inillan mentor Has four able forwards niul four able guards, but no able center. 1', H. state -AOII Its first AIC game. Odd and ends: mil- of ilic Jive starters on Lcnchvlltc High School's cage team ure related. Mylon and David Buck niv brothers and they arc cousins of Ted GUpatrlck ami Sherlby McAdajns, . . frank Drum has been named president of the new Port Smith Western Association' 'iiseton CHIP , . . Kirby Cartel wlin :'cl::'(l the i-stra point that ve rexiirkatia, rex,, nigh School a 7-(J victory over LHlle Rock this season, has recorded 30 placements In 3D tries. Sports Editor Bob Mini- dclla of ,he Tcxarknna Gazette suggr.stcd that carter .should be given two letters—one for winning the Little Rock game and another for beating Longvlew by the margin of a placement. Big Ten Frowns On Video Games CHICAGO, Dec. 8, (AP)-Tcle- vision fans hoping to sec Big Ten football B ames on their home screens next season aren't being Given much encouragement by conference officials. A. special television committee reported to commence athletic directors yesterday Hint "live television lias mi am-crsx- effect on athletic attendance, particularly football." The nig Ten banned live telecasts of conference games during the 1850 scii.-,on. The three-man committee—atli- letic directors Prltz Crisler, Michigan. Dong Mills. Illinois, and Ted Payscnr, Northwestern—said a na- UoiiH'Ide stirvej showed gem-rally that poor- gates resulted trom television. In » few mimes Involving Big Ten teams the past season against noii-confc'rciice opponents, the effect was mcasitiablc. the committee Bald. It lilnmed a three per cent drop in r.ilcr.driiice from the 1943 I season this year on television ol Salt Flat Becomes Lake SYDNEY WV-Lake Byre In Australia has never been anything but, a vast salt pan-at least In the memory or present Australians. But now floods have filled it with water, 4.000 square miles in area. : A recent exploring party toured It In a hunch; One member got seasick. The party was mystified by a tide on the lake of from 12 to 15 Inches. Teacher's Troubles PAL.MERSTON, Out. (AP) — Teacher Shirley D'Alton hai a billy-goat In her one-room country school near here, A few days ago she removed a herd of cows, and boys . removed a group of lighting pigs. 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