The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 4, 1956 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 4, 1956
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PAGE TEH BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY.JANUARY 4, M9 Chicks Celebrate New Year with Win HodgesTallies24 As Tribe Assaults Marianna 77-53 The Blytheville High Chickasaws rang in the new basketball year at Haley Field Gym last night with an amazing display of sharp-shooting fireworks as they trampled the Man- anna Porcupines 77-53. Center Fred Hodges blazed the trail with 24 points as the Blytheville boys hit better than 47 per cent of their field goal attempts. Charles Abbott had a great nigW also, cashing in for 17 points. Coach Voris Johnson's Marianna squad was no match for the Chicks —at least they weren't last night. They displayed classy form at the Iree throw mark but were unable to show a concentrated offensive attack. Hodges ripped the game open with six straight points and when Billy Daniels made good on a three-point play, the chicks pulled slowly away Barnhardt Hits Don Earnhardt accounted for 10 of Marianna's 12 first period scores, mostly on free throws. He recently set a new record in the NBA tournament at Jonesboro, hitting 18 out of 20 tries. He wasn't quite that precise last night, hitting 13 of 18, but managed to total 26 points to lead both teams in that department. It was only the third game Earnhardt participated in this year and his coach said the scrappy forward wasn't close to his peak form yet. He still favors a bum leg which was injured in a football game last Thanksgiving. The Chickasaws led at the end of the first quarter 21-11. Abbott opened second quarter play with a lay-up on a slict pass from Hodges. Earnhardt kept the Porcupines within shouting distance but at the 5:30 mark the Chicks were enjoying a n-point cushion S8-21. tt For Aaers Freddy Akers, brilliant little back court general, hit three long one- handers at this point. He gathered in 12 points for the night. Jimmy Bratcher and Hodges wound up the half with two-pointers and the hometowners boasted a 40-29 advantage. And there was no let-down in the third period either. The Chicks enjoyed their prosperity, kept the pressure on, and after two and a half minutes • elapsed' Bobby Jones looped in a beauty to run the lead to 23 points. Jones and Marianna's Moore left the game a few minutes later on live personal fouls each as they were both involved In a unique double-foul situation. Marianna then chopped away at that big gap separating the two clubs but they were still on the short end going into the last eight minutes 64-47. Fong Fouls Out Marianna's little guard Fong, cousin of Blytheville's ex-football star John Pong, also fouled out in the third quarter. Mitchell followed him to the same bench for the same reason with seven minutes remaining in the game. The Porcupines were a tired, whipped crew by now and could only dent the rims for six points ~ the final quarter. Both teams were about equal in size although the Chicks could not match Marianna's 6-4S, 15-year-old junior center, Moore. The visitors missed only eight ol their free throw attempts, but proficient as they were the Chickasaws weren't to be out-classed in that department either. They failed eight times, made 23. Fisher Pleased « Coach Jimmy iPsher was especially pleased at that result since it was one of the points he stressed during the long practice drills last week. And it will undoubtedly be stressed again in the next few days before the Chicks hit the road Friday for North Little Rock and another Big Eight clash. Blytheville's record now stands at five wins and two setbacks. But they're st«l looking for that tirst conference victory. Next home game is against Mot Springs, Jan. 13. . Entire proceeds of the game last night will be donated to the March of Dimes Polio Fund. Unfortunately only a fair crowd wa« on hand. Blytherille Pot. Martanna Abbott, 17 Danielt, 1 Hodges, M Akers, It Jones, t G G Mitchell, 6 Barnhardt, 25 Moore, 12 Jbng, 2 Clay, 6 Substitutions: Blytheville — Holt, 4, Bratcher, 5, White, Thomas, Slayton., Marianna — Hallum, Barnett, Triplett, H. Barnett, 2. Leachville Hits Batesville For Twin Wins LEACHVILLE — The Lions of Leachville knocked off Batesville in a doubleheader here last night. The juniors squeaked through 29-28 but the seniors had things pretty much their own way in the final, 56-39. Earl Towell was high man for the Lions in the opener with 13 points but his opponent Hill collected 14. The bench was cleared in the last quarter of the senior gaine with no regular Lion seeing action in that frame. Batesville failed to score a field goal in the first period. • LeachviHe's pace setter was IT GOT TO BE A HABIT — Chicks' center Fred Hodges drives in for two more points during last night's Blytheville-Marlanna Polio Benefit game played at Haley Field Gym.,He'totalled 24 for'the night as the Chicks defeated the Porcupines 77-53. Mitchell (20) is the Marlanna defender. Osceo/o Scalps Burdette In Cage Tilts O9CEOLA — The Osceola Seminoles scalped Burdette twice . last night here in junior and senior games. Nelson Hopkins with 24 points paved the way for Osceola's 40-16 halftime lead in the senior fray. Burks of Burdette was good for 14. Final score was 81-36. In the first game the Osceola juniors scored their sixth straigh win without a defeat, taking Bur dette 38-21. C. A. Strange with 1 for Osceola and Payne with 10 were the game's leading scorers. SENIOR GAME Osceola Wells, 5 .... Gentry, 3 .. Lucas,. 2 ... Hopkins, 24 Pos. p . F . C . G . Burdette .. Eigsby, Langley, .. Burks, 1 Shearin, Reeves, 18 .... G Easley, Subs: Osceola — Hill, 6, Hulsey Dye, 13, Mann, 2, Young, 6, Stov all, 2, Malch. Burdette — Robin son 2, McHatley, 2. Antelope Bulldogged FGHT FECK, ivloiit. L?) — George Haynes of Fort Peck, in keeping with a tradition of the Old West got his antelope by bulldogging it Haynes first used his big game rifle on the animal but onl: stunned it. As he grabbed it by the leg. the antelope fought to escape The hunter was coming out seconc best when he grabbed the animal', antlers and t*isted it to the ground. CADDY'S THE BOSS—Mrs. Grant Bennett of Florence, S.C, acts as caddy while. Bryan Johnson, 9, putts and her son. Garry, 7, waits his turn. Mrs. Bennett served as bag-toter during golf •tournament for boys up to 10 at Pinehurst, N.C., Country Club. WANTED Good Experienced MECHANIC Good Poy & Working Conditions S*e Hubert Seymore \ Sullivan Ntlson Chevrolet Co. 301 W. Wattnt Buddy Thweatt with 14. Batesville's Hall hit 22. SENIOR GAME teaehville Pos. Balesville B. D. Carter, 12 F Lovel Atkeison, 10 .— F Cullum, 6 Ward, 12 C.... Menaro, 4 Thweatt, 14 .... G Hall, 22 Thomas G Finley, 4 Subs: Leachville — Wallec, B. G, Carter, Welker, 2, Garrison, Durham, 6, Cude, Wells, Mangrum, Bailey. Batesville — Dunegan, 2, Lytle, 1, Williams, Wallis, Wilson. Joins Phillips Motor Co. J. I. Fleeman hai Joined the Hlei staff ol Phillips Motor Company. Mr. FlMRUB camel to BlytheTille from Manila, Arkansas, and ettends a cordial Invitation to all hi* frlendi t* come In and tee the mtatandlnr, 1IM line of Ford can and truck*. Bill Terry says the' major leagues missed a good bet when they failed to'draft Don Lassetter, a first baseman, from Rochester. Male Atklete of 7955 By DAVE DUES COLUMBUS, Ohio "(AP) — A freckle-faced recliiead who thought he was ioo ; .small for big-time college -football today was named : trie nation's top male athlete ;of 1955. He's Howard (Hopalong) Cassady, who came to Ohio State Uni- voroity four years ago » srrnwny 150-pounder and grew into one of the greatest gridiron giants of our time. A Big Flay Cassady piled up 257 points in the Associated Press year-end poll, nearly 100 more than his nearest rival, heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano. The scintillating halfback, who consistently came up with the "big play" when it was needed, picked Ohio State-over dozens of other schools and enrolled there'in the spring of 1952. He was eligible for varsity football that ^autumn and the season was. only" a few minutes old when Hoppy got a chance to prove himself.'Me did it with three touchdowns and spart ling all-around play in a lopsided win over Indiana. ^ Sparkplugglng .winning Buckeye teams his first two seasons, Hoppy and the Bucks rode to fame in 'his Junior and senior years.-In 1954, Ohio State won the Big Ten, National and Rose Bowl championships and Cassady gained All- America recognition. Coaches and writers agree the 175-pound senior had his greatest year in 1955. In every game he was a marked man. Ohio State had no passing attack and everyone knew it. All the other teams had to do was ."Stop, Hop." But in nine games, he rushed had no passing attack, and every, one knew it. All the-other tearm lost X for a '5.9 average. He scored 14 touchdowns rushing and another on' a 37-yard punt return for a total of 90 points. In four years, he scored 222 points 'on 37 touchdowns to''break the school record of 201 set in 1919 by another All-America halfback. Chic Harley. The Buckeyes weren't eligible for another Rose Bowl trip, but a 17-0 win over Michigan gave them the Big Ten crown for the second straight year. They won seven of nine, games after a 10-0 record the year before. Cassady graduates in June and probably will get in a year of pro football with the Detroit Lions before doing a hitch. In the service. Maryland Is Planning To Retain Jim. Tatum MIAMI BEACH, Fla. IB—Maryland moved today to retain Jim Tatum as head football coach and athletic director but gave him permission to discuss an offer with officials at the University of North Carolina. ."We have told Mr. Tatum if he wanted security we could have the coaching position put on permanent tenure just like a professor," said Dr. Wilson ,H. Elkins, Maryland president. Dr. Elkins ' exeplained that permanent tenure would mean Tatum would have to agree to certain Maryland policies and if his personal conduct was satisfactory; he would remain at Maryland as long as he desired. "The position would not Jepened on his winning or losing but on his personal conduct," said Dr. Elkins. "It would not be .a lifetime contract but would give him a lot more, security." The Maryland president said he had made no other offer or agreement and pointed out that .he can only recommend to the Board of Hegents, but his recommendations are given serious consideration. Taturn is expected to confer at Chapel Hill Friday with ' North Carolina officials. Dyess Stuns Wilson'By". 78-58 Count DYESS — Dyess' fast-improving Eagles, came on with a;brllliant last half rally here last 'night to stun Wilson's powerful Bulldogs by a 78-58 score. Coach Tom Parks' Eagles, perennial Class B power of Mississippi County who were relegated intp.'the ranks of the also-r&ns by pre-season dopsters, came'to life in• the second half to completely, outplay the county's top ranking Bulldogs. The victory gave Dyess a clean sweep of the doubleheader with the Dyess girls walking off with a victory in the preliminary game. Chips Are Down As WC Action Starts Tonight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The chips are down in the South- . west Conference tonight as the loop's basketball teams open their conference play with the feature game a match of -the two top squads—Rice and Southern Methodist. All the previous games, including the tournament at Houston, were strictly varm-ups. Starting tonight games will count in teter- 'mming the conferenece champions. The encounter at Dallas between Rice and SMU will '.Tivide a further test of the conferenc pow- tionlly by Th Associated Press, suffered its only defeat of the season when it bowed, 76-73, to unrated SMU in the e conference tournament at Houston. Aseel-out crowd o f3,000 is expeclede at the rematch. In other games tonight, Texas, ranked third in the loop, plays Texas Crhistian at Fort Worth while Texas A&M plays host to Baylor a tColiege Station. Arkansas, which lost a close - intersectjonal game to , Missouri, 51-50, Mcihday night,-opens its conference play against Baylor at Waco Saturday night Southern Methodist and Texas will meet at Austin while Rice will be host to A&M at Houston Saturday night. Virgil Akins KO's Honduras Champ * HOLYOKE, Mass., (*l — Making his first New England appearance, Virgil Akins, 149, of St. Louis scored a technical knockout' over Rudolph Bent, 148 , British Honduras welterweight champ, ki the fifth round: of a scheduled 10- round boxing bout at the Valley Arena last night. Akins floored Bent three times in the fifth before the fight Wa» stopped tt S:S4. Thlt new Buick SPCCIAL 2-Door 6-Passenger Sedan delivers locally for. lest than some model* of the well-known smaller car*. Come in and check/ I F tou think you can't afford a big-bodied, big-powered, big- muscled Buick like the one shown here-we'd like to set the matter straight. If you can afford any new car, you can afford thi« strapping aad stunning Buick SPECIAL Sedan-and no kidding. For this Buick is tagged within a few dollars of the well-known smaller cars - and actually costs kss tlum some nwdels of those very same cars. The price we show here proves it. So maybe you can understand why Buick—for two years running now-has outsold every other car in the land, except two of tbow • well-known smaller oars. But low price it Jwt pwt of dw pictwe. Big reason for Buick's soaring sales sweep is that folks are finding here a lot more automobile for the money-more style boldness, more power thriH, more ride stability and more solid structure than the same dollars buy elsewhere. •2-door, o-possong«r Buick SPECIAL Sedan, Modd 48, Illustioted. Any state and local taxes, additional. Pric«s may vary slightly in ad|oining communita. A wide variety of extra-colt equipment and accessor!** available at vow option. Just ask yourself: wouldn't you rather go traveling with Ac Mt and life and pace and poise of a stunning new Buiek—when it'i all yours at just about the price of a smaller car? If your answer is yes, then the time i« now— fight not*. Drop in on us thw very week — tomorrow would be fine — and we'H seat you at the wheel of the biggest and most beautiful bundle of high-powered Buick ever offered in America's low- pice field. ' * ' \ AM MNM MNwR WML MNHP *M LANSSTON-McWATERS BUICK CO. W.lnut * 24 DMS-4IH

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