The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 9, 1956 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 9, 1956
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PAGB EIGHT BLTTBZVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER KIWI —~~~ ~~~~~ Tech Awake, State Sleeps By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The sudden surge of the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys and the equally sudden collapse of the Arkansas State quintet marked Arkansas college -basketball. play-test-weefc Tech Coach Sam Hindsman try- By BEN OLAN The Anoclated Frets San Francisco and Dayton, the mighty and the high among the nation's college basketball teams, should have little trouble extending their unbeaten streaks this week. But don't bet on it. Particularly after.the hectic action over the weekend, when four of the top 10 teams — including second-ranked North Carolina State — were beaten. The Woli- ?ack, after 23 straight successes, dropped a 68-58 decision to Duke. Ing new combinations, scored a surprise 77-71 triumph over Louisiana Tech— a team that had previously whipped the Wonder Boys. Tech also built its Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference mark to 3-1 by thumping Henderson 111-73. However. Southern State remained on top ot the AIC by nosing out Arkansas State Teachers 86-82. The Muleriders, who have a, 6-1 season mark, meet another AIC title contender, the College of the Ozarks, at Magnolia Tues- State, at one time day night. Arkansas , rated as perhaps the best in the state, bowed to Cetenary 86-59 and MangrumHolds Five-Stroke Lead in LA LOB ANGELES. Wl — Lloyd Man- •grum held a solid lead of five strokes going into the final round of the »30,000 Los Angeles- Open foV tournament today. And while he would not predict victory, he admitted: "Five strokes is a mighty comfortable lead, barring someone getting a- phenominal round." Such was the picture as 65 sur Tivors of a field cut down from more than 150 set forth over the t,046-yard, par 36-36-71 Raneho Municipal golf course. Nearest to the 41-year-old Mangrum, seeking his fourth win in the event and the $6,000 that goes with it, were Tommy Bolt and Jerry Barber. Mangrum broke par for the third straight day yesterday, scoring a 66 for a new . tournament record —MO tor 54 holes. Bolt cooled off irom the spectacular 68 ot Saturday, taking a par 71, and Barber got into the act with his second straight 67, leaving them both at 205. The next nearest challenger was Oary Middlecoff, who shot a 6! tor 30T, and one stroke behind him were Dutch Harrison (70) and John Barnum (72). Northeast Louisiana 97-70, and now has a 7-3 season record. Only last week, the Indians had revenged their only previous loss by upsetting Mississippi 78-71. Southern State will be trying to keep its AIC slate clean in the battle with Ozarks. The Riders have won four In a row while Ozarks has won two and lost one. Games this week: Tonight — Arkansas A&M at Tuesday—Arkansas Tech at Arkansas College, Henderson at Hendrix, Ozarks at Southern State. Friday—Ouachita at Ozarks, Arkansas Tech at Southwest Missouri. State Teachers at Henderson, Southern State at Arkansas A&M. Saturday—Arkansas College at Hendrix. Conference Games W L Pet. Pts OP Southern' Ark. Tech Ozarks Ark. College Ark A&M 4 0 1.000 337 287 Teachers Hendrix Henderson Ouachita Southern Ozarks Ark A&M Ark. College Ark; Tech Hendrix Teachers Henderson Ouachita 3 1 .750 352 307 2 1 .867 232 216 2 1 .667 243 23; 2 5 .500 350 310 1 3 .250 304 323 1 3 .250 275 327 0 2 .000 165 224 0 2 .000 148 176 ALL GAMES .. .857 559 .833 482 .625 639 .583 898 .556 719 .400 753 .400 749 .167 420 6 1 5 1 5 3 7 5 5 4 4 6 4 6 1 5 1 11 .083 895 1,138 Results last week:, Ouachita 102, Louisiana College 100 Arkansas College 97, Ouachita 8> Cetenary 86, Arkansas State 59 Northeast Louisiana 97, Arkan sas State 70 Arkansas Tech 111, Henderson 73 Hendrix 89, Fort Smith JC 62 Arkansas A&M 87, Hendrix 6' Southern Illinois 80, State Teach ers 70 Ozarks 74, Arkansas A&M 73 • Arkansas College 80, Little Rock JC 64 Arkansas Tech 77, Louisiana Tech 71. Southern State 69, Little Bock JC 67, Upsets Hit Four in Top 10 » «» » * » » » * * * » Duke Whips No. 2 N. Carolina State If top»rated Scn~'Fituiuj>iu both its games this week It will equal the collegiate record for consecutive victories — 39. The Dons play Santa Clara to- morrow and Fresno State Friday, i ranked fourth in the latest Asso Neither is expected to spring the I elated Fress poU, goes against big surprise, but Santa Clara has shown improvement in winning its last three games. Dayton's tall Flyers, led by teven foot center Bill • Uhl, were easy winners over Ions Saturday 83-64. They'll take their 11-0 slate into Buffalo's Memorial Auditorium Saturday night against Canlsius. The standings of the Big Ten are likely to be scrambled tonight. Purdue and Indiana head the pack with 2M) records but each is down to play away from home—Purdue at Michigan and Indiana at Minnesota. Ohio State and Illinois, both 1-0, abu will see action, the Buckeye sagainst defending champion Iowa and the Illini against Wisconsin. In other games Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech in a Southeastern Conference encounter. Maryland is at South Carolina, Alabama at Mississippi State, Auburn at Mississippi, Davidson at Virginia Tecii and Kansas at Missouri. Kansas is deadlocked with Kansas State and Colorado for the Big Seven lead. Eighth-ranked Iowa State dropped a 68-64 decision to Kansas State Saturday night. The North Carolina State setback coupled with fifth-ranked North, Carolina's defeat by Wake Forestl scrambled the Atlantic Coast Con-, ference race. Maryland leads with 4-1 followed by N.C. State, Northj Carolina and Duke at 3-1. George Washington, No.7, was the other top 10 team upset. The Colonials lost to unpredictable BLACK OR BLUE—The outstretched arms of Hannah Cuddy span about'one-third of a rnarlin caught off Hawaii by George Parker. The fisherman contends the 1,002-pound fish is a blue marlin and a world record, but the International Game Fishing Association says it is a black rnarlin. Porkers Go for Second SWC Win, W/u'f/ey Hart By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The University of Arkansas Razorbacks' ace basketball player, Manuel Whitley, may be hampered by a back injury when the underdog Porkers try for their second Southwest Richmond It-fl. Like Br'er Rabbit Tatum Returns To Rabbit Patch COLLEGE PARK, Md. lift-Jim Tatum, "like an old Br'er Rabbit going back to the rabbit patch," nas. quit the job that earned him a reputation as one of football's master tacticians to become head coach at the University of North Carolina. He announced his resignation yesterday as football coach and athletic director at the University 61 Maryland to take a job that will pay less, but lighten the load of his responsibilities. Terms of Tatum's contract with UNC were not announced. But Jake Wade, North Carolina's athletic publicity director, said the salary will not exceed the $15,OOC limit placed on the position by the State Legislature. : ' ,' And Tatum said. "I'm hot'going down there as athletic director and coach,: only as coach. You ought to get some idea from: that, that Carolina can't afford to pay me as much as Maryland was." He received $18,500 yearly at Maryland "The job as football coach and athletic director got to be so mammoth at Maryland," he said, "I felt I was spreading myself too thin. . . '• '•' Terms Not Announced "I just didn't have the time any more to run both jobs right. I lost touch more and r.iore with my team, especially with my quarterback Frank Tamburello, and It.was hurting them and their performance.' , . "And with all due respect to my other coaches, when Warren Oiese left for South Carolina (Giese resigned last week to become head Conference victory against Texas at Austin tonight. Whitley, the team's leading SCOT- in the Baylor contest. er and rebounder. had sufferei from a back aitaient while play ing for an Army team and he was re-injured in the last five seconds of the Porkers'. 85-64 triumph over Baylor Saturday night. The 6-4 star has scored 174 points in 10 games. ~Ie plunked in 24 points and gathered in 10 rebounds There's Nobody to Replace Doak for Dallas Grid Fans By HAROLD T. RATLIFF DALLAS (AP) — Football is going to seem a lot different around here from now on. Doak Walker has made his last run and caught his last pass. The Doaker had grown to become a symbol of gridiron prowess — and of sportsmanship, too. No one ever captured the hearts and the fancies of the crowd, like the little man from Southern Methodist University. And it was the same way in professional football. Appeared Annually The Doaker appeared annually in an exhibition game in Dallas. It always meant a crowd in the Cotton Bowl. Each Sunday the fans watched the televised games during the pro season and kept Walker close to them. Doak bowed out after six years of playing with the Detroit Lions. He left the all-time scoring record- averaging 89 points per season. Only those who had played longer than Walker can boast more points—Don Hutson 825 in 11 seasons, Bob Waterfield 573 in 8. Walker made 534 in 6. only yesterday that DoakWilkrr It seems Walker was running up and down the Cotton, Bowl bringing championships and cash to SMU. One of Walker's seasons saw SMU draw almost a half-million fans into the big saucer. Walker Moved Mustangs Walker was the fellow who caused Mustang games to be moved from its bandbox 23,000-seat stadium to the Cotton Bowl. No one ever brought as much publicity to Dallas. Three times he was Ail-American at SMU. The fans will never forget what he did his last season. Injured and ill part of the time, he closed out sitting on the bench, weeping as his mates Vote Against SF Dons PHILADELPHIA — (NBA) — Eddie Gottlieb of the Philadelphia Warriors is one coach who disputed the "best ever" tag given the University of San Francisco's basketball team. "Kentucky's Beard-Groza-Jones club was a better one," Eddie says. "So was that Long Island University team with Sherman White and Bay Felix. "Bill Russell is a good ball-player, but he certainly wouldn't overpower players like I've mentioned. In fnct, I wonder if he could hold his own." Read Courier News Classified Ads Centrally Located For Easy Shopping Kevtc Cot, avion aLenel Remodeled HI-WAY DRUG >, R«c. Pharmacist * Mir. Charlei Brcttan, owner it WvUlon Phone 2-2019 gave Notre Dame a mighty battle. Walker always wanted to play against Notre Dame. He never did. That was the season the Doak^r wrote a magazine asking that he not be picked on its All-America team because he said he didn't deserve it. The magazine granted his wish and ran his letter to show what a great sportsman he was. Vicious Tackte That also was the season he was floored by a vicious tackle while off the playing field. He was ineffective, the rest of the game. But Walker went to the dressing room and shook hands with the man who 'had hit him. In pro football, Y. A. Tittle, Ban Francisco quarterback, was in, a Detroit hospital with his jaws in a brace. Every day he had one visitor, who brought flowers and magazines. The visitor was Doak Walker. The entire San Francisco team sent him a wire thanking him. Such was the measure of Walker's fame that a Dallas citizen .proposed that the name of a Dallas street—Oak Lawn—be changed to Doak Lawn. Dallas, of course, is glad to have him as its permanent citizen. He's in business here and doing well. But on a fall Saturday they'll be talking about the Doaker up there in the stands and wishing they could see him again as he ran with that little dipsy-doo or caught a without effort. Coach Glen Rose said that Whitley probably will play, but he will be hampered considerably. After Texas, the Razorbacks come home to prepare for a Friday visit from the highly regarded Rice Owls. The Porkers have won only two of 10 games, but their surprisingly one-sided triumph over Baylor gave them a fresh start in the conference campaign. Southern Methodist Is leader with a 2-0 mark and garkansas and TCU both have 1-0 records. , . SMU also has the best season record among conference teams with 12 victories and two defeats. Rice has an 11-2 mark. Southern Methodist puts its perfect mark on the line only once this week, playing Texas A&M at Dallas. Owls Hint Frogl Rice hosts Texas Christian at Houston Tuesday, then goes to Fayetteville to take on Arkansas Friday. The Owls entered the week's play boasting the top season scorer and the top conference scorer — Temple Tucker in both cases. Tucker boasted 325 season points and 51 In loop play. Tuesday SMU gets Texas A&M at Dallas and TCU goes to Houston to play Rice. Texas goes to College Station Friday to meet Texas A&M in a severe test for j both teams. Saturday Baylor tack- j les Texas Christian at Fort Worth. .Tucker was followed. in the season scoring by Dick O'Neal of TCU with 313 points and Ray Downs, Texas, with 293. Next was Jim Krebs, SMU, with 251. George Mehaffey of Texas A&M got hot last week to roll up 44 points and take second place in conference scoring. Ken Button of A&M and Larry Showaletr of SMU were just behind with 38 points each. Rice, co-favorites with SMU in the title race, has lost only two games — both to the Mustangs. Only one counts, however, since the first was .when SMU beat Rice About 845 craft will be on display at the Chicago Boat Show Feb. 3-12. for the pre-season tournament title at Houston. Conference W L Pot. Pts Op SMU - TCU Arkansas Rice Texas A&M Baylor SMU TCU Arkansas Rice Texas A&M. Baylor Texas 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 Another Match At St. Nick's By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Monday night fights' still come out of Ne wYork's St. Nicholas Arena for at least this Mond:).' night With a match between 19-year old Carlos Ortiz oi Puerto Rico, unbeaten in 12 bouts, and Ray,For- tllla of New York The St." .Nick's promoters, anxious to continue promoting : here coach : at South Carolina), I lost someone -who had taken a great deal 1 oT the load off my shoulders. His loss really hurt." Tatum also said, "Now my family and I will be' right in the heart of our home country'and this may be' the last chance ;to return : there. I'had the opportunity once before and turned It down. Sometimes I regretted it." after their Baltimore fiasco, have a Jan 16 match up for approval with- the New Yor kState Athletic Commission but It hasn't been given the official okay ' yet. The match would pit John L. Sullivan of England against'Tony Johnson of New York. Promoter Tex Sullivan hopes to straighten it-all out In a conference .with Cor missioher. Julius Helfand today Ortiz can' fight only eight rounds •because of his "age under New York rules. With 12 straight victories, nine-by knockouts, he will be favored over Portilla. Du Mont will telecast 0/e 'Buckshot' Is Gone IONIA, Mich, im — "Buckshot" died during the 'deer hunting season. Bex-tha Brock Park officials said -a hunter shot the, tame deer to.its.pen by mistake..The hunter had to pay for a new pet deer. 119 67 M| 164 159 175 0 1.000 153 0 1.000 73 0 1.000 85 1 .500 145 .500 167 .000 134 All Games 12, 2 .857 1,050 896 3 10 .231 786 84.7 2 8 .200 643 657 11 2 .846 1,130 844 3 '8 .273 741 830 3 10 231 776 877 6 « .500 877 879 Joins Phillips Motor Co. S. P. Cook Mr. S. P. Cook wishes to announce that he U now associated witt Phillips Motor Co. a* car talesman. Mr. Cook invites yon to cant Ttolt him and see Fhll- Up*' new and ned can and tnckt. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Jan. 9 8:15 p.m. GRUDGE FIGHT! Winner Take AH — Texas Rules Butch Boy«tt ", Vi. Jo* McCarthy 90 Minute Time Limit — Beet 2 out of S F«Hi Adultt 5<k — Children 15e Also 4-Man Tag Match: Chief Apache and TedLafell • V«. •• ' ; '' The Mad Mexican and Danny Dutek M MhintM '-Time Limit Bert S out of 3 Fills ^ S^^^/is^/n^a^i&^Ae^^ ' & . ^L, A / 4 - , . ** , MISSCO IMPLEMENT COMPANY Show Ti The Latest in Farm Tractors and Equipment Will B«^ Gn Diispy ^t MISSCO IMPLEMENT C0.;l Highway 61 M .,,

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