The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 7, 1956 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 7, 1956
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 195S BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE PIVR Chicks Fumble Early Lead, Fall 63-58 3rd Quarter Lapse Spells Difference In Tiht Battle NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The Blytheville High Chick* saws are still winless in the Big Eight Conference. They blew a halftime lead here last,--night and fell to the Wildcats at the North Little Rock High School auditorium, 63-58. It was the second loss dished out to the Chicks this season by the talented Cats. There is one consolation: the Chicks might not have to face them anymore in conference competition until another basketball year rolls arotrnd Bobby Jones and Freddy Akers,- fme Chickasaw guards. Recounted [or 17 and 14. points respectively, but Wildcat Buddy yielding was hish man for the night with 18. First quarter action started slowly, both teams playing cautiously. The Wildcats tallied Jirst as big Fred Blankenship. tipped in Buddy Yieiding's try. Fred Hodges knotted the count and after Blankenship edged in another missed shot, Akers came back to tie it up again. Yielding, Daniels Swap yielding and the Chicks' Billy Daniels swapped long shots and at the 4:00 . mark Jones dropped in a free throw; to push Blytheville ahead for the first time. They kept the lead then except for a momentary one-point difference and led at the end of • the frame 13-10. Before second quarter action was ten seconds .old Bobby Jones Jired one from the field Blankenship imitated him for North Little Rock but Akers and Abbott bounced back with a pair and the Chickasaws were upset-bound with their fattest margin at 13-12. But the Wildcats pecked away until they had pulled even, and at the 3:50 mark crawled ahead. In the first half the lead actually changed hands seven ti.mes, With two m i n,u t e s remaining Blytheville took possession o— again on Abbott's field, goal. K Bobby Jones 'scored on a beauty (i »t the., sound of the horn, and .the It Chicks were ahead 31-28 S The Cats failed to make good on ** «ny of their free flips !n the first sixteen ' minutes of play. Both squads scored 18 points in the second quarter. • 1 Faster Action i Action picked up In th'e last half. *• At least it did -at' the beginning of the third quarter/ Abbott, Hodges', Akers and Jones were successful f in their 'field-? goal attempts':, but fc North Little Rock was keeping up * with them, And the Wildcats continued to run hot in the latter portion of the period while the Chicks managec only to squeeze a. mere field goal In between' 10 big North .Little Rock points. ' " '.' The Chicks never recovered from these feeble few • minutes of play it cost the game. . • It was 'easily the Wildcats' bes quarter as they racked up 19 markers 'to Blythevllle's 13 • moved into the lead 47-4!. Buddy Yielding was charged with his filth personal foul before ~. the whistle halted play. He was 4 the only player either team lost ? on fouls. I Although the Cats had to yield I their top point-maker Yielding | they weren't, to yield anything else. s Jimmy Bratcher and Daniels tried and Hodges edged .the hometown- ers within a point with a tip-m but it was as close as they would come to victory. Akers rammed in six straight points and Abbott finished with drive-in but everything the Chicks put out the Cats matched. Third Quarter' Coach Jimmy Fisher said last night his boys played.* good game except for that third-quarter lapse. "That was the story of the game," he said. Charles Abbott, :who missed Thursday's workout.because..of »u upset stomach, played well although he winded easily and really wasn't up to par. "Those Wildcats are a very toe team,"' the coach pointed ( out. But once our boys get accustomed to this real tough compete tion we'll start : winning some games. The squad didn't get away yesterday morning until 10 45 after running into bus trouble They transferred to automobiles and arrived about 2 30 They had planned to return to Blytheville this morning around eight or nine o'clock Next home games will be two Big Eight battles on successive nights, Jan 12 and 13, against Hot Springs. The Chicks are now 5-3 for the season Little Rock Abbott, 10 ... T .... Yielding, If Daniels, 8 T Shantz, « Hodges, 8 C Blankenship, H Akers, 14 . O Worrel, 13 Jones, 17 O . Eagle, 10 Blytheville' Po» N Substitutions: Blytheville L- Bratcher, 1, Holt. N. Little Rock — Stane, 2. ith nic hots in the last period Morton, Big Lake Manager, Plans To Leave Area Joe Morton, manager of • Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge for the past twelve years,. is plannins to leave his Job shortly and move to South Carolina, It was learned. His successor* is William Julian Jr. ol Louisiana.. A group of 47 hunters and friends from the Big. Lage area honorec Morton with a surprise banque Monday night at the clubhouse ( ta Manila where .they presented,him with a pen and pencil set. : Among the congratulatory mes sages was a telegram from W. O Roach in Moneyhlll, Fla., which was read by Manila Mayor Alvin Curt Bartholomew of Blythevilli also was among the well-wishers. Read Courier Newt Classified Ads ESS DEVOTION - Jaynet Pruiett makes a pleasing, rf p a Cmc League game ,n Chattanooga Her face matches her form, but you'll have to take the c^ra- man's word She's a neat nurse off and on the basketball court Sudbury's Cagers Off to Good Start In 'Y' School League, Defeat Central Sudbury's basketeers were off to tied early in the second period on a good start with a 21-10.victory over Central as play in the "Y" Grade School league got under way at the National Guard afternoon. Armory yesterday Better- shooting was the big difference in a game that was much closer ;than .the score, would.indi- took an early lead, in cate Central -.- . .. . the low scoring first quarter in which Freddie Ratliff's two. free shots were the only scores: Budbury R. C. 'Rayburn's two-pointer- bul Jatliff's third free toss gave Central the advantage. From that point, the lead seesawed with Sudbury leading 9-7 at he intermission. In the second half, Central's marksmen were unable to hit anc ,he third quarter saw the winners take a 11-7 lead. In the fourth period, Coach Freddie Rounsavall em- Leochville Whips Dyess in Senior Tilt, Juniors Fall LEACHVILLE^-LeachvilleV"- Lions continued to be tough cat* last night as they pounded out a 66-45 win over the' Dyess EaglesV-The Lions had an early halftime . lead 43-23 and kept that same 20-point lead throughout the final sixteen minutes, Atkeison tallied 19 points for the Lions, and B. D. Carter accounted for 14! Richard of Dyess was high for his squad with 12. The preliminary junior battle saw Dyess outplay LeachvlUe 46-36. In that game Burlison poured in 18 points for Dyess. Kennett of Leach- vttle was good lor 12. SENIOR GAME Po». Dyew B. D. Carter, 14 P Atkieson, 19 F Darnell, 10 Richard, U Ward 9 C Southern, Thweatt, 8 'G Barnes Thomas, & G James, Subs: Leachvllle—B? G. Carter, 4, Garrison, Welker, 2, Bailey, V Durham. Dyess-Dcaton, McVay, 2, Cash, 6, Jones, 3. Unless Earthquake Hits, Dons WillSet New Mark By ED WILKS The Associated .Press Unless another major earth-; quake hits San Francisco, major college basketball's 19- year-old winning-streak record has just 15 more days to live. : '\ • , • '"> The 39-game string, of .uccesses was set by.,1 .ng Island University in 193M7. Seton Hall matched- it in 1939-41.* '-• -:',''- '•• : ^ San Francisco's top-ranked Dons figure to tie it next Friday against Fresno State. And they ought to break past the barrier Jan. 28 against California.-They meet Santa Clara next Tuesday. The Dons closed ih'on the record by peppering'Pepperdine 62-61 lust night. It was their llth success of the season anu -neir S7th straight; playing Duke, rated. No. 11, In an Atlantic Coast. conference i match. And'Dayton, No.:?, should-have little trouble making it 11-0 against matching the 'old Texas in 1913-17. record set by San Francisco hustteds'pMt Pep. perdlne In typical style .with All- America Bill Russell showing the way with M'polnts and commanding the Boards vith 21 rebound*. The Dons were the only members of the top IP in action last night, but the big boy» h»>e a Wj night aheae,. North Carolina Statei No 2, goes aiter Ita 24Ui in a row little lona. North Carolina, No. 5, meets Wake Forest in another • ACC game, while Georgia Tech, which pulled the upsets of the' season last year by twice -defeating mighty Kentucky, ; runs into, the sixth- ranked Wildcats once 'again in a Southeastern ConferenceSS crap. George Washington—No. ,1 plays Richmond In a Southern Conference tussle ana Kansas State tests Iowa State—No. 8 in the Big Seven. Indian* and Wisconsin square off in the Big Ten's TV game of the day^ • •' , .---, •.•'•;'• -•• West Virginia",No, 19,' was the only other ranked team on the go last night and the ' Mountaineers were (lumped to a third defeat 54-63 by : up-and-down VfUanova. Jack Weissman's two foul shots with M seconds left did it. In le»fue action, great defensive play sent Washington to a 57-4! victory over previously unbeaten Stinford In the paclfl* Coast Conference, While Oregon State held Washington State to 12 points In the first half for a 59-40 victory; UCLA walloped Idaho 92-7 Swith WUlle Naulli and Morris Taft net- tint 61 points, and California FLASH CAMERAS .MOVIE CAMERAS Complete Stketion'of Floih Bulbs, Polaroid Film, Cokw Film, Moyta Film RENT: ptied his bench. Sudbury Fix. G. Lendennle F B. Hughes, 8 F M Johnson, 7 C R. Warr'ton, 2 G B. Centra T. Wrigh J. Medford .'F.-RatUH, b Duiinlvant, 1 R !Roush G J Smotherman Subs Sudbury—N Austin, 2, R C Rayburn, 2, C. Caldwell, E. Warrington, Lynn Hearn, J. Holt. Central—V. Stilwell, L. Wright, B Cchandler, D. Parrish. ' Centenary Slows Arkansas State And Bill Gatlin By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Centenary slowed down Arkan- las State's ace, Bill Gatlin, and inded—at least temporarily — ac amazing surge by the Indians' lasketball team. Centenary got the jump on. the Indians and never let up in taking an 86-59 triumph last night. It was Centenary's six straight victory ,nd the first loss in six games for Arkansas State. .Gatlin, who has an average ol .7 points, was held to 13. Prior to the one-sided 'loss last light, the Indian" had compiled a -1 record, including, a, revenge rictory over- Mississippi, the team hat ma;-red their early season iplurge. ... .... Coach John Rauth said before he Centeanry game that his boys had been ''extremely lucky to fare well as we have against the big boys'." •..;•.. Tin especially pleased with hose victorip.. over Ole Miss, Mis. slsslppi State' and ' Mississippi Southern," Rauth said. "They al were topnotch clubs and:on a. good night could give any team in the nation .a good battle." Ole Miss whipped the Indian; 95-79, but it was 78-71 in favor o Arkansas state the next time around. The Jonesboro school,has only two veterans, Oatlin and 6-4 center Frank Proctor. The leading re- bounder is Norman Vlkcers, a 8-3 freshman. 3ob Parker and Gerald Chappie round out the starting [ive, • and Jimmy Bowman, Bob Hicks and Kenneth Knight frequently see spot duty..... , . Gatlin, who stands only 5-8, hits constantly with a one-handed jump shot and likes *o drive. He Is the team's top defensive man. The rugged part of the schedule isn't over tor the Jonesboro giant- killers. They're looking forward to the "big one" at Jonesboro on Jan. 14 with Memphis State, a team that has lost only .one game In 11 and is 12th ranked nationally nudged. Southern Cal 52-51 on Gab< Arrillaga's two free throws with five seconds'' left. In the Skyline, Brigham Young whipped Montana as expected 73 64; Colorado A&M beat New Mex ico 67-52, and Wyoming took Den ver. 66-51. Arizona . State. nipper 1 Texas Western 74-72 in overtimi and New Mexico A&M frustrated Arizona 68-35 In a pair of ^order Conference games. Dartmouth, figured as an Ivy League favorite was upset 69-66 by Perm, while .Princeton ran away from Brown 85-58. In the Southern Conference, Da-, vidson smacked The Citadel 65-59. Idaho 'State, champions of the Rocky Mountain Conference, defeated Montana State 68-54 and Colorado Western beat Colorado College 81-52. . Temple, one of live remaining major unbeaten:, made it 8-0 by whipping Scranton 90-tO. And little Hofstra defeated Albright 18-77 for a 12-6 mark. Poplar Bluff Takes Pair At Caruthersville CARUTHERSVILLE — The Pop lar Bluff Mules downed Caruthers ville's Tigers in a twinbill las night. Poplar Bluff toox the A game 49-38 after edging, the. Ti gers 46-45 in'the B game. Poplar Bluff had a 27-17 halftimi margin in the A game. Don Emery racked up 16 points for Coach John Gibbs' Mules and Joe White of Ca ruthersville made 14, Both contests were close battle: but the B game was the closest a: Poplar Bluff led 23-21 mldwpy Coach Joe Parkinson's homi team was spearheaded by Haroli Gortner's 17 p'oints. Howard Gar rett scored 12 for the victors. The game evened Poplar Bluff record with four wins and four losses. The. Tigers have two win against six losses. Tuesday nigh the Tigers will journey to Ros school,- a new 'county school in its first year of basketball : activity Both A and B teams will pla there. A GAME Caruthersvtlle Pos. Poplar Bluf White, 14 F..'.., Hunt, 1 Bartholomew, 7 . F ... Emery, 1 Patterson, « .... C ..'... Gray, 1 Edgerton, 7 .... G Lafon, Clayton, 1 O ... Thacker, Boxing Boss Sucker' Shift Under Scrutiny By CHRIS EDMONDS LOS ANGELES I*—The "sucker hiit" was under scrutiny today • by a hand-picked group ot the na- ion's collegiate football coaches. The group, the Rules Committee jf the American Football Coaches Assn., was in session as athletic administrators from across the na- ion gathered for *e 5th annual convention of the National Collegiate Athletic Asn. Although the coacries' rules rom- Scores KO's By MURRAY ROSE NEW YORK (AP) — It's too early to count up the rounds in a rapidly changing battle but it looks today as if Julius Helfand has his chief opponent — the Boxing Guild of New York — on the ropes. Subs: Caruthersville — Green, 3. Poplar Bluff — Baldwin. Wilson Tramples Luxora 65-40 '.-WILSON — Wilson's [Bulldogs trampled Luxora here last night 65-40 as Bill Tranum. burned up the nets with 27 points. .Sugg contributed 14. '•'•••'.• Crisco was high point man'for Luxora, swishing 15 big points. In the first game Luxora's girls handed Wilson a 46-18 defeat. Barron of Luxora was the bell ringer with 27 tallies. Camper with eight paced Wilson. Wilson plays at Osceola Tuesday night. '••• • BOYS GAME Wilson PM. Luxora Peepers, 8 F .... Looney, Sugg, 14 : F .... Anders, 6 Bill Tranum, 27 . F Towels Bob Tranum .... G ... Staggs, 11 Clssell, 6 G ....' Crisco, 15 Subs: Wilson — Sano, 2, Rogers, 2, Wiley, 2, Carpenter, 3, Beall, 1, Floyd,- Cecil. Luxora — '• Clark, 1, Wilkens, Hudgins Manuel. Cubs Hammer Cooter; All-America Girls Play CARUTHERSVULE — The Ca- ruth'ersville Junior high team downed Cooler's juniors 23-10 here here Thursday afternoon. It was the second win of the season fdr the undefeated home team. The Cubs will play host to Braggadocio in the first half a twlnblll slated to start at 7 next Thursday night at the Armory here. The 8:30 attraction will pit Olson's All-American Red Heads, a traveling' girls team, against the Bootheel All Stars. Proceeds will benefit the Cruth- ersville High band. The crusading chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission scored two vital knockdowns yesterday. President Jim Norris of the' powerful International Boxing Club assured Helfand of his "100 per cent support" and Gov. Theodore McKeldin of Maryland vetoed his commission's permission lor the shift of, the London Sporting Club's Monday night television fights from New York to Baltimore. Several members of the Guild, which had voted 66-b -Thursday night to defy the edict of the commission to dissolve by Jan. 16, ap- 3eared ready to throw in the sponge. Helfand had ordered guildsmen to sever connections with their organizations—which he charged as being "monopolistic,"' "devious.' and', "extorsive"—or face loss of their licenses. Norris' statement that he Intended to keep on promoting boxing in New .York and make "drastic moves" If he had to, came as a surprise to many of the managers who thought he would stick with the Guild. In the past he has stated "I need the guild; the Guild needs boxing." "The executive board- (of the a member of the Keystone State Managers Guild. Boxing Guild of New York) wil decide what to do," said Charlie Johnston. "They'll meet over the weekend, go over everything am see what's what. The board alway handles thing-;" Norris followed up his statemen that "we're cooperating with Hel fand 100 per cent" by announcin he had signed mlddleweights Gen Fullmer of West Jordan, Utah, an Gil Turner of Philadelphia, for Jan 20 at Syracuse, N.Y., with Hel fand's approval. Fullmer is managed by Mar Jenson of West Jordan. He is no a guild member. Turner Is man aged by George Katz, Philadelphia jrudgeFight, Tag Bout On legion Card A grudge fight and a regulation .our man tag bout has been booked by Promoter Mike Meroney tc \ighlight the «American .Legion- weekly Memorial Auditorium wrest ling bouts Monday night. Butch Boyett and Joe McCarthy a pair if free swinging heavyweights who have been boiling up to trou ble the past two weeks, are to tr to settle their differences all b themselves in the grudge fight. And in the tag bout. Chief Apache slated to team with Ted Lafell against. Chibo (the Mad Mexican) Cortez and Danny Dusek. Boyett and McCarthy. have been on opposing sides in six man, bouts the past couple of Monday nights and have developed a tremendous dislike for each other..Last Mdnday night that dislike''grew to a head and winner-take-all grudge fight the tag bout should resulted. This, plus give wrestling fans who like their action on the .rough side plenty to cheer about because the tag match bears ail the signs of a wild affair. All four of the participants have appeared here recently and taken part in wild boute. Because of the double main event card, there will be no preliminary matches. mlttee Is solely an advisory group, the NCAA rules panel which meets ate next week, will listen to its recommendations. Ray Eliot of Illinois, AFCA president and a member of the NCAA Rules Committee, said b- for today's meeting he anticipated no major changes in the rules would be recommended. But, he said, the "sucker shift" which, is dignified in the rule book as "false start," certainly would, be dis- cursed. • • The "sucker shilt" Is a move-' ment by an offensive team from one formation into another. It's legal but has been used sometimes in the past solely as a gimmick to draw the defensive team offside and earn a five-yard- penalty. If you watched television of. the East-West Shrine game at San Francisco lart Saturday, you saw what one of the East coaches said later was a perfect example. The" West shifted from the split T into the single wing, an/ absolutely legitimate move .utilized frequently, by such multiple offense, teams as Michigan State and Southern California. But,: according, to the East coach, there .was much shouting by the West players .which, confused the Easterner:;. TheJ jumped, #e pass from center, and an' offside penalty was assessed. Armorer's Boys Take Victory Over Missco ; With Patterson and Williams hitting for a: combined, total of 47 points, Armorel came off with a 6357 win over Missco on the latter'i court last night. . . Armorel's girls lost a narrow VI -46 decision to Missco in the preliml- Jean Bellveau likes to have Terry Sawchuck in the nets when he's playing hockey. Of Beliveau's first 11 goals this season, seven were scored against Sawchuck. nary. Mill ha« 17 and Hudson had 20 for the Armorel girl eager*. Armorel Patterson 36 Stinnet 14 Williams 23 Garrison Elliott Pos. F. F 0 O G MlAco, Morgan 9 Kemp 8 Hall 24 Garner 10 Dalls 5 Tennis pro Tony Trabert won 129' singles matches and lost only four playing In 23 tournaments as an amateur in 1955. Harrison Grabs Pair of Wins Harrison High School'!! junior and senior teams took victories from Marked, Tree in Harrison's gymnasium last night. The seniors rolled to a 61-31 win as., Richard Earl Stokes grabbed 17-points and Charles Johnson got 14.. .-. -I,' ••••.•••.. , .In the junior preliminary, Harrison came off with a 38-23 win as Vernon Edward hit' for 15 and Campbell picked up eight. "Harrison entertains junior and senior boys teams from Douglas High of Memphis in the Harrison gym Wednesday night. Fights Lost Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York (Madison Square Garden)—Eduardo . Lausse, 159',4, Argentina, and Milo Savage, 159, Salt Lake City, drew, 10. Glenn I,and of Greenbrler, Ark., a 15-year-old high school athlete, broke both arms attempting clear the pole vault bar. Chet Forte, Hackensack, N. J., junior, Is Columbia's key basketball player on offense.Though only 5 feet »'/a he led the Ivy League scorers last season. Deaf LR Gridder Who Can 'Smell That Leather' Will Play for Hogs LITTLE ROCK, A teen-age football star who can "smell that leather" on defense, but never has played an offensive down because he is totally deaf, will 'get a shot at playing college ball. Coach Jack Mitchell of the University of Arkansas', a member of the Southwest Conference, said yesterday that a scholarship will awarded to Warner St. John Jr., of Little Rock. St. John, an agile, IBO-pounder, generally is regarded as the finest defensive player in Arkansas high school football. He's been able to specialize because of unlimited substitution rules, but in college the 18 - year - old star must do double-uuty to earn a position on the team. "To get his type of defense, which is the best we've seen in years, we're willing to gamble that he can go on offense too," said Mitchell. Mitchell admitted that it might be difficult to teach offensive play to St. John, who'll try the left BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA W R E S T LI N G Monday, Jan. 9 8:15 p.m. GRUDGE FIGHT! Adults SOc — Children ISc Alto 4-Mari Tag Match: Winner Take All — Ttxat Rules Butch Boytrt Vs. ' ' Jot McCarthy 9ft Minute Tim* Limit - Knt 2 out of .1 Falls Chief Apache and Ted Lofell v«: ••• • '- * : The Mad Mexican and ; Danny Diitfk 90 , Wnulwi Timi i Limit 2 out, of 8 Falls Joins Phillips Motor Co. guard position. The coach said, I his coach, Wilson Matthews, that however, that with the help of the two men who'll be playing beside him, St. John might be able to do the job. St. John reads lips, and would have no trouble In catching the play in the huddle. But he couldn't hear "check-oif" signals, or the •count, at the line of scrimmage, and this is the thing that's forced him to specialize on defense. As a, sophomore at Little ROCK the Tiger defense was built around him in his Junior year. Matthews has said flatly that St. John is the best defensive player he's ever coached. "He can smell that leather," said Matthews. "His hearing handicap seems to have endowed him with better eyesight and reflexes than the average player. He has an in- High School, St. John so Impressed stinct for defense." S. P. Cook Mr. 8 r. Cook nrhhes to an- nnnce that ht li new aieo«l»t*4 with PhllUpa Meter Ge. is car uteinun. Mr. Ceok hirltes yra te come »l»lt him an* see Phil- llpn' new and nei elm an* tricks. Wells-2" to 16" . •/ Irrigation - Industrial - Municipal - Domestic WATER is our BUSINESS We Drill For It Pump It Sofrtn It Filter It Cool It Irrigate With It GINNERS - TAKE NOTICE: Let us furnish your water needs for fire fighting power unit cooling, for statifiers. HOME WATER SYSTEMS 3 Yean to Pay Complete iron removal, filtering and softening systems built to fit your needs. . We h«v« the answer to your needs for greater water volume and pressures. McKinnon Irrigation Co. 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