The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 20, 1968 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 20, 1968
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Senior Tournaments Manila, Rosenwald Dell Move Along By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Eldtor Tournament action brought its usual share of exciting basketball last night as district and area tourneys took place at Gosnell, Gideon, Mo., and Wilson. AT GOSNELL, the District 2-A senior boys tournament opened with a tripleheader before what host coach, Qultman Sullins described as a "very good turnout of fans". MANILA HIGH'S Lions roared away ; to a first-game win over OSCEOLA, 84-46, after the Semi noles had taken a 13-12 lead dur ing the first quarter. Manila racked up 23 points in the second stanza and for all intents land purposes the game was over though Osceola never stopped battling. Twenty-five more, points in period three while. the Seminoles of Coach George French garnered only seven turned the game into a runaway. COURIER NEWS PAGE BIGHT H Tuesday, Fobrunry 20, 19M = iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiNiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiii French knew iiis statistics for they showed that 30 personal fouis were called on his squad, giving the Lions 51 chances at the charity strips. They sank 32 of them. John Benson, 6-6 center, led the Lions with 18 points, Mike Deaton following with 17. Other scoring showed Jim Ellis and Wayde Robertson, 10, Jerry Gray, seven, Mike Tucker, six, Tom Fowler, five, Mike Hatcher and Allen McCulIough, four, John Adkins, three. Stan Brown's 20 led the losers, William Caldwell adding 15. "They forced us to play their style of game," French said afterwards, "and we just can't do that. Besides, we got into early foul trouble before the half and that hurt us. Tonight's second half was our worst second half of the season, whereas we're usually stronger then." lenry Caldwell added six, Roland Julian, four, and Harry Whitted, one. ROSENWALD'S TIGERS outraced the Lepanto Panthers for a 56-45 win. Sure-fire quickness and strong ball-hawking pressured the Panthers and the Tigers pulled Grizzlies Remain Atop State Ranks away from a 44-40 lead In tht last quarter for their win after dissipating an earlier 14-point margin. Cedell Virgies paced Rosenwald with 19 markers while Wit lie Davis earned 11. L. T. Jimson added 10 to tha cause and Jessie Parks dropped in eight while grabbing numerous rebounds. Morrilton Harris basketed six wints and Gary Fowlkes, two, o complete the scoring. MOUNTAIN VIEW overwhelmed Piggotl, 76-44, in the light's finale, three men reaching double figures for the Yel- lowjackets. TONIGHT, Corning faces Walnut Ridge at six, Hoxie battles MANILA at 7:30, and ROSENWALD meets Rector at 9. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fott Smith Northside is a solid choice again this week for the top spot in the Associated Presfe Arkansas high school basketball poll. The Grizzlies, who moved into the No. 1 position last week, drew? eight of the 11 first place votes". Little Rock Central, which dropped to third last week, bounced back to tie Gredjibrier for the second slot. Magnolia Columbia moved up a noich to fourth and Blytheville? dropped from fourth to fifth;; Unbeaten Turrell advanced two spots to the sixth position. North Little Rock and Hot newcomer to the top ten, Lavaca, gained the ninth spot and El Dorado remained tenth. Here are the results of the poll with first place votes and team records in parentheses and total points at right: 1. FS Northside (8) (18-2) 104 2. Greenbrier (1) (30-1) ... 79 LR Central (2) (19-3) . . 79 4. Magnolia Columbia 31-1 74 5. Blytheville (17-5) ....... 58 6. Turrell (31-0) ........... 47 7. North Little Rock (16-8) . 44 8. Hot Springs (17-6) ....... 30 AT GIDEON, the Class M Regional tourney saw two games. SOUTH PEMISCOT tripped HAYTI CENTRAL'S Indians, 58-55, after Gideon beat Campbell in the opening game. "Our outside shooting broke their backs when Lanny Tyler tarted hitting from 35 feet away," Coach Jerry Sinko said ;his morning. "We then brought their de- iense outside and we started litting the low post man for the clinchers even though we had BIG JOHN—John Benson, Manila's 6-6, 230-pound standout, does just that as he towers over Osceola's William Caldwell, a mere 5-9, who attempted to thwart Benson's activ- ity in this shot from last night's opening game in the District 2-A tournament at Gosnell. Action continues tonight with three games. (Courier News Photo by King) Seven Greats Named To Grid Honor Roll NEW YORK (AP) - Elroy 9. Lavaca (31-1) 14 10. El Dorado (14-7) ....... 13 Others receiving votes, listed alphabetically: Bay, FS Southside, Gurdon Henry Bell, Leach- Springs, sixth and seventh lastlville, LR Horace Mann, Mena, week, each dropped a notch. AlPyatt and White Hall. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East St. 1 Bonaventure 97, Creighton 84 >' Syracuse 85, Pitt 71 Rutgers 64, Gettysburg 03 LIU 68, Bridgeport 52 South Kentucky 106, Georgia 87 Vanderbilt 89, Alabama 74 Norfolk St. 123, St. Paul's 74 La. St. 94, Miss. State 83 Lenoir Rhyne 85, Guilford 74 E. r :Caro. 81, The Citadel 76, ot Mississippi 57, Auburn 56 Virginia 100, Wake Forest 87 Memphis St. 67, Wichita St. 55 SW La. 100, McNeese St. 82 '. Midwest Chicago Loyola 83, Bowling Green 74 Oklahoma 71, Colorado 68 Nebraska 82, Oklahoma St. 73 Scores Marquette 75, So. Dakota 65 SW Mo. 64, Mo.-Rolla 62 Southwest How. Payne 85, E. Tex. St. 54 Far West Montana St. 80, Seattle 76 Wash. St. 87, Stanford 75 Idaho St. 84, Idaho 67 Washington 64, California 52 * * * Arkansas Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS College Henderson 104, Arkansas A&M 79 Kentucky Wesleyan 73, Arkansas State U 62 Arkansas AM&N 95, Prairie View 90 High School foul trouble early in the game."["Crazy Legs" Hirsch and Char lie Trippi, who ran to glory in the open field, and Marion Mo tley, who made it with power are among the seven newes members of professional foot ball's Hall of Fame. Also named Monday were Cliff Battles, Wayne Millner Art Donovan and Alex Wojciechowicz. A board comprised of 15 sports writers and broadcasters from National Football League A 24-point second quarter turned the tide for the Bulldogs after the squads were tied, 12-12 after the first eight minutes. Tyler finished wih 25 points, Joe Allbritton added 17, Gary Ralph, 13, James Kifer, seven, and Jerry Howell, six. The Bulldogs earned 25 field goals to Central's 24 but won the game at the foul line, sinking 18 of 27. Central made only seven of 19. TONIGHT, HAYTI NORTH meets Portageville at six and Delta C-7 faces NORTH PEMISCOT at eight o'clock. * * * AT WILSON, the Area Six tourney had four opening round games. Crawfordsville whipped WILSON TRADE, 65-45, in the opener; Marion edged MISSCO, 68-61 DELL topped SHAWNEE, )6-48 and Dyess walloped Earle, 83-64 in the evening's wind-up. TODAY, LUXORA meets >awfordsville at one o'clock, Warion battles Tyronza at 2:30, Weincr faces ARMOREL at 6:30, Turell opposes J. M. Speck at eight, and McNeil meets REISER at 9:30. ClayAppea Undecided HOUSTON (AP) - A three- judge federal court studied today former heavyweight cham- Dion Cassius Clay's appeal of a :ive-year prison sentence and neither the defense or the government would speculate when the court would rale. The three judges heard 70 minutes of arguments Monday and then took under advisement ;iay's appeal of the sentence he received for refusing to enter ;he Armed Forces. The defense, headed by liarles Morgan Jr., an 'Atlanta attorney for the Civil Liberties Union, argued Indians Fall To Top Team JONESBORO, Ark. (AP)-Ar- ;ansas Stale University battled .he nation's second-ranked small college team for almost 30 minutes before dropping a 73-62 decision to Kentucky Wesleyan here Monday night. ASU held a one-point lead at the half but a three-minute scoreless streak midway j through the second half put the Although neither side would sincere in a that Clay was contention he should be exempt from military service because he is a conscientious objector. U.S. Atty. Morton Susman replied Clay was a conscientious objector "only at his conven- ence." cities selected the seven to join 47 other grid greats in the Hall at Canton, Ohio. They will be inducted formally at ceremonies in Canton sometime next summer. Hirsch, now assistant to President Dan Reeves of the Los Angeles Rams, starred at halfback for Wisconsin and Michigan, and, then as an end, led the State, was a teammate of Battles on the Washington Redskins. He also played end for the Boston Redskins. Donovan played defensive tackle for the New York Yanks and the Dallas Texans, but it was with the Baltimore Colts that he was at his peak. Wojciechowicz, a teammate of in scoring and pass recep I with the Rams in 1951. He iff pro career total of 6,299 Vince on Fordham's riad yards and 53 touchdowns with the old Chicago Rockets and the Rams. * * * Trippi rode high as a pro as a member of the Dream Backfield of the Chicago Cardinals, now St. Louis. He starred in college as a halfback-quarterback for Georgia. Motley came out of the University of Nevada to star at full- >ack for Paul Browns' teams at Cleveland. He finished his career at Pittsburgh in 1955. Battles, who played'at West Virginia Wesleyan, gained fame as a slashing halfback for the Boston Braves, Boston Redskins and Washington Redskins. Millner, who caught the winning pass for Notre Dame in the memorable 1935 game with Ohio at center and linebacker with Detroit and Philadelphia. Indians behind to stay. speculate when a ruling would LR Catholic 54, Conway 48, (leyan with 21 points. George 'ertime I Tinsley scored 20 and Joel Bold- Crossett 74, El Dorado Wash- en 15. Mike Burk scored 20 and Dallas Thornton paced Wes-'be handed down, Morton called ington 41 David Renn 15 for ASU. A QUEEN and one of the original old pros each had a hand in golf milestones recently. Angel Soothcage, queen of the Lake George Winter Carnival in New York State, scoops water from the first hole of the Polar Ice Cap Tourney course, which is actually a frozen rcsort.lake. Temperatures rose and caused some or the ice to melt, resulting in the flnt tournament ever postponed due to warm weather. Above, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower holds the ball he hit for bis first hole, in-one on the 104-yard 13th hole 'at Seven Lake* Country Club ia Palm Springs, Calif. it a "preferred case" and said it will be moved up. Clay refused to be inducted into the Army last April 28 and was convicted June 20. He was sentenced to five years in prison and fin.;d $10,000. He has been free on a $5,000 appeal bond. Domestic groups have stripped him of his heavyweight title. Clay was not required to be in court and he did not appear. Morgan asked court to rule Clay's constitutional rights had been violated by a systematic exclusion of Negroes from draft boards. He also called for a ruling that the Justice Department had erred in rejecting a recommendation Clay be classified as a conscientious objector because of being a Black Muslim minister. Asst. U.S. Atty. Carl Walker Jr., a Negro, argued Clay itad been treated fairly although he agreed with Morgan that there is room for improvement on the racial balance of governmental panels and agencies. . "I'd be the first to say it is desirable and that we are moving in that direction but Cassius Clay was treated fairly," Walker said. Susman argued that Clay never did raise the ministry or coo- Mlenttous objector questions until he had been classified 1-A on Feb. 17,1866. Henderson *. Is Champ ARKADELPHIA, Ark. AP)Henderson wrapped up its first Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference basketball championship since 1958 here Monday night with an easy 104-79 victory over Arkansas A&M. The Reddies' two big men, Danny Davis and Larry Ducksworth, did most of the damage. Davis scored 36 points and Ducksworth 20. Ducksworth also helped the Reddies to a 37-21 rebounding edge with 20 rebounds. * * * Lou Wood, who scored 17 points, put the Reddies ahead for good seven minutes deep in the first half. Henderson led 5038 at the half. Louis Sansevero led the Weevils with 20 points. Kelton Busby scored 18 and Harold Givens 15. The Winner Kenneth Nichols of 1209 Hearn is the latest winner of the Basketball Contest.. Mr. Nichols missed only one game. With this card he takes the lead for the $50.00 grand prize to be given for the best card of the season. He picked Jonesboro to take the Blytheville Chicks by the score of 61-55. The Chicks took the game by the score of 55-41. This means that he missed the score by only 20 points. Jackie Deason of Blytheville held the best card up until this with only one miss and difference of only 33 points. This week's contest is the last of the season. It appeared in Saturday's paper. Remember your entry must be postmarked no later than midnight Wednesday. jiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! Hockey iiiiiiiiniiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiNiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Monday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games No games scheduled Wednesday's Games Montreal at New York St. Louis at Toronto Boston at Minnesota Chicago at Oakland Philadelphia at Pittsburgh Mr. Sudden Service Soys: The best cotton fertilizer buy for your money is FASCO Chem-Plex Liquid Fertilizer with Poly Phosphate (The FASCO can be broadcast . Treflan available phosphate) fc disc in with your FASCO CHEM-PLEX LIQUID FERTILIZER FROM FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. BLYTHEVILLE Ph. PO 3-8191 BARFIELD LANDING Ph. PO 2-7005 Chickasaws Face BigDoubleheader By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor Blytheville High School's Chickasaws had rolled to three straight wins as they opened their basketball season with victories over West Memphis, Jacksonville and McClellan before Helena High knocked them from the unbeaten ranks with a 46-42 upset triumph on Dec. 5th. Undaunted, the Chickasaws :ame right back and returned lo the win column by trimming Little Rock Hall three nights ater, 62-41, as they earned their third conference win without a loss. The men of Coach Dwight Wiliams have played 17 more ball games since that sweep of Hall, winning 13 and losing four in he process to boost their overall season record to 17-5 and 9-2 n Eastern AAA Conference ae- on. In that stretch, the Chicka- aws also scored an upset, 51-49, rin over the Bearcats of Horce Mann High just before the Christmas holidays. The Cats came to town rated ourth in the state after having open action at five o'clock with the Cats and Chicks clashing al 6:30. A college battle between Philander Smith and Little Rock University will conclude the tripleheader at eight. On Friday, Blytheville will meet Hall in the Warriors' gym. Last Friday's loss to Central pushed the Chickasaws down to second place in the conference standings with an .818 percentage as compared to Central's 12-2 record and an .857 mark. North Little Rock, loser to Mann last Thursday and victori. ous over McClellan on Friday ranks third in conference pE^ at 10-3 with a .769 percentage. Mann toppled both NLR and Pine Bluff last week to boogt their league record to 94 and a .692 percentage. All these figures bespeak importance of this wee games for the men of Williams. Central must still face NLR once more in league play but the Chicks must also do their ak jte Com eaten Jonesboro as part of a wo-game road trip. Needless to say, both the tann and Hall squads are anx- ous to retaliate for those early eason losses. Thursday night and Friday Ight (hey get their chance. Blytheville will travel to Lit- own share of winning if they want to repeat last season's accomplishment of taking conference honors. Following the Mann and Hall contests, Blytheville must face three conference foes in its remaining games. Jonesboro, McClellan and Jacksonville pose serious .. threats to the Williams-men and e Rock Thursday to tangle a successful result is essential ith Mann in Barton Coliseum s part of a tripleheader. The junior varsity squads will if the Chickasaws, want the top spot for the state tournament beginning March 4. WANTED TRAINEES Qualify for Opportunity in Automation Men and Women Are Urgently Needed TRAIN ON IBM EQUIPMENT Persons selected will be trained In a program which need not interfere with present job. Write today Attn: Mr. Queen. Please Include home phone number and age. All replies acknowledged and confidential. AUTOMATION MACHINE TRAINING CTR., INC. Box EK, c-o Courier News WE'VE GOT MIA. NewMiaCosmedics. They let you look recklessly young. Full of life and light We've got the Mia look. 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